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RUPERT ANNUAL 1962
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1323653
Published by Daily Express. 1962. Very good condition.

Glazed boards - Rupert throwing a snowball on front cover. Magic painting pages. 115 pages. No facsimile produced for this year. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Child's name in ink to belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Magic Paintings done with some transfer of colour to facing pages (maze on page 68 completed). Some margin marks. Some light marks to prelims.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1958
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1323622
Published by Daily Express. 1958. Very good condition.

This is the first Rupert annual to be dated on the inside title page. Colour illustrated boards showing Rupert leap-frogging over Bill Badger. First story 'Rupert and the Water-Lily'. 107 pages. Minimal bumping and rubbing to spine and corners. Inscription in ink in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Colouring contest page has been partly (and neatly) completed. A few foxspots to textblock. Contents clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1956 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1323621
Published by Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. 1956. Very good condition.

Colour laminated boards - Rupert flying through the air on a sledge. 107 pages. Painting page, cinema show and puzzle pages. A Daily Express annual. Not published in facsimile form as some of the content was considered politically incorrect. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Small split and chip in laminate at top of spine, a couple of small chips in laminate at lower spine edge. Neat name in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Colouring contest page has been crayoned in (messily). Cinema strip is present and NOT cut from the page. Contents otherwise clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1954 - THE NEW RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1323620
Published by Daily Express. 1954. Very good condition.

Colour pictorial laminated boards - Rupert and friends building a snowman. 1st story Rupert and the Friendly Sea-Lion. 123 pages. 10x7 inches. Not published in facsimile form as some of the content was considered politically incorrect. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn with small split to base of spine and a couple of small chips in the laminate to front edge. Small dents to lower edges of covers. NOT price-cut or inscribed. Colouring contest page has been scribbled on with crayon. Small mark to front free-endpaper from removal of a small sticky label. Contents clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1958
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1323619
Published by Daily Express. 1958. Very good condition.

This is the first Rupert annual to be dated on the inside title page. Colour illustrated boards showing Rupert leap-frogging over Bill Badger. First story 'Rupert and the Water-Lily'. 107 pages. Spine is bumped and slightly worn, also slightly browned. Minimal rubbing to corners. Inscription in ink in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Colouring contest has been partly coloured in (messily but lightly), lower corner of same page is creased.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1947 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1824224
Published by Daily Express. 1947. Very good condition.

Pictorial card wraps - Rupert running after a tiny dragon. 1st story Rupert and the Top Hat. Corners lightly rubbed and very slightly creased. Edges of spine rubbed. Covers have minor foxing but appear mostly nice and bright. Spine is complete but browned, tiny amount of loss to base and top. Neat name in belongs to box, some rubbing of 'to' obliterating the 'o'. NOT price-cut. Puzzles clean. Text block a little grubby. A nice copy.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 9 - RUPERT AND THE NEW ROSE
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1323517
Published by Daily Express. Very good condition.

Title story Rupert and the New Rose. Also includes Rupert and the Ticking Box - 2 original Bestall stories for the series. Front cover shows Rupert holding a black and white rose. 24 pages. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. Slight rubbing to cover edges. Small patch of surface paper damage to rear cover. Contents clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1944 (FACSIMILE) - RUPERT IN MORE ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1323515
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 1996. Nearly fine condition.

Collectors Limited Edition. Reproduction of the 1944 Rupert annual. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 1874507694. This is copy no. 4252. Spine faded. Slipcase is sunned at edges.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1964
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1323514
Published by Daily Express. 1964. Very good condition.

Laminated boards - front cover shows Rupert on a rock waving a camera. 1st story Rupert and the Dover Sole. Magic Painting pages. 114 pages. 10 x 7 inches. No facsimile produced for this year. Spine and corners bumped, covers bright and clean. Price cut but NOT inscribed. Magic paintings DONE with some transfer of colour to facing pages. Textblock is slightly browned. Large inner margin tear to page 61/2 has been repaired.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1960
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1323509
Published by Daily Express. 1960. Very good condition.

Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert with lantern, pulling a large sledge of holly. Magic painting pages. 115 pages. No facsimile produced for this year. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. There is a light horizontal crease in the laminate to rear cover. NOT price-cut or inscribed. Puzzle pages are clean. Magic paintings completed with some transfer of colour to facing pages.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 2011
Written by Alfred Bestall; Beth Harwood. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; Stuart Trotter.
Stock no. 1323419
Published by Egmont Uk Limited. 2011. Nearly fine condition.

Cover: Rupert being held and flown by Robo. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. 3 Bestall stories previously published and 1 new Harwood/Trotter story. No. 76. ISBN: 9781405257084. Minimal bumping and rubbing to spine.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1953 (FACSIMILE) - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1323418
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 2003. Slightly better than very good condition.

Collectors' Limited Edition Reproduction. Pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 1904329330. Certificate no. 08427 enclosed. Spine slightly faded else a fine copy contained in a lightly foxed slipcase.

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