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RUPERT ANNUAL 1954 - THE NEW RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1320479
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 bumped and slightly rubbed. Tiny mark to top of spine. No names, price NOT cut. Small brown marks affects margin and text block of first 50 pages. Painting contest page untouched.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1956 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1320202
Published by Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. 1956. Almost 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, 1cm loss to top and tail of spine. Covers otherwise bright and clean. Name in belongs to box. Price cut. Painting contest page completed but not removed. Cinema strip unused.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1937 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1319930
Published by Daily Express. 1937. Very good condition.

The second Rupert annual. Colour pictorial boards showing Rupert and chums on a bridge. 1st story Rupert and the Snow Machine. Red cloth spine, black lettering. 124 pages. 7.5x10". Red and black illustrations throughout. Spine bumped, heavy bump at base which has caused a small nick to the rear board. Minimal rubbing at edges. A few hinges cracked. Some foxing to contents. NOT inscribed. Contained in an original posting box which is worn and a label has been removed from one side of the box. The box has kept the covers of this annual beautifully bright and clean and at first glance it could be mistaken for a facsimile.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1936 - THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1319929
Published by Daily Express. 1936. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

The very first Rupert annual and the first Rupert book to be illustrated by Alfred Bestall. Red cloth with illustration of Rupert sitting reading on front cover. Black, red and white illustrations. The first time Rupert appeared wearing his now famous red jumper. (Tourtel's Rupert was dressed in blue). 124 pages. First story is Rupert and the Wonderful Kite. Spine and corners bumped, some slight darkening of cloth at lower edges. Child's name in ink in belongs to box. Foxing to contents. Painting pages UNTOUCHED. Some light fingering but contents generally clean. Dustwrapper is edge chipped with loss to base of spine and slight loss to top of spine and corners, grubby and lightly foxed. Dustwrapper is not as bad as it sounds - an excellent copy in a scarce dustwrapper.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1958
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1820897
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. Boards nice and bright, spine very slightly faded. NOT price-cut. Name in belongs-to box. Child's writing in red ink to title page. A few grubby margin marks. Colouring contest part DONE.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1951 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1820896
Published by Daily Express. 1951. Almost very good condition.

Colour pictorial boards - Rupert at front of a huge snow scene. 1st story Rupert and Doctor Lion. 124 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Boards browned, rubbed at edges, a few spots to front. NOT price-cut. Name in belongs to box. Text block browned. A few light finger marks to margins. Tiny closed tears to many lower margins (not affecting text and no loss). Gutter edge between page 94 and 95 is split at top (but binding is tight).

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1953 (FACSIMILE) - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1820892
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 2003. Slightly better than very good condition.

Collectors' Limited Edition Reproduction. Pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 1904329330. Spine lightly faded/sunned. Certificate present. This is book 07534. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is slightly faded to open edges.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1962
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1319645
Published by Daily Express. 1962. Good condition.

Glazed boards - Rupert throwing a snowball on front cover. Magic painting pages. 115 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Split to rear edge of spine has been tape repaired with old tape now coming away. Endpapers partly browned. Writing in belongs to box has been erased leaving a white mark. Price NOT cut. Magic paintings done. One hinge is cracked. Contents are marked and there are red biro scribbles/doodles to a few pages.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1961
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1319639
Published by Daily Express. 1961. Very good condition.

Pictorial laminated boards showing Rupert on a swing. 1st story Rupert and the Hearth-Rug. Includes puzzle page and Magic Painting pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Endpapers partly browned. NOT price cut or inscribed. Magic paintings completed and butterfly maze completed in biro.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1967
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1319638
Published by Daily Express. 1967. Almost very good condition.

Colour pictorial boards - Rupert on snow-covered hill pulling a dog on a sledge. 1st story Rupert and the Lost List. Magic Painting pages. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Name in belongs to box has been erased. Price cut. Magic paintings messily completed and paper for these has browned. Light foxing to textblock.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1959
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1319577
Published by Daily Express. 1959. Almost very good condition.

Laminated pictorial boards. Front cover has head and shoulders of Rupert with sea in the background. First story is Rupert and the Copper Bird. Spine and corners bumped, slight wear to spine. NO names, price NOT cut. Some pencil marks to a few pages. Butterfly puzzle and colour contest partially done. Contents generally clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 2011
Written by Alfred Bestall; Beth Harwood. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; Stuart Trotter.
Stock no. 1319557
Published by Egmont Uk Limited. 2011. 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. SIGNED by the artist by means of a dedication (to Steve) on the title-page. Includes a voucher for lunch for the Follwers of Rupert AGM 2011 and a card with annual no. 86 also inserted. Contents fine.

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