RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Illustrated by Alfred Bestall
Published by Daily Express. 1941
Good condition. The last hardcover annual to be published during the war years and widely considered to be the best Rupert annual ever. Front cover shows Rupert holding a paddle and waving while Algy looks on from a little boat. First story Rupert and the Red Egg. 118 pages.
Covers are very browned/darkened, with scuffing and wear; a few pencil marks. Heavy wear and bumping to corners. Original spine is MISSING; a colour facsimile has been used to reback book, with original covers laid down; a little fraying to cloth along edges. Front joint is 'repaired' with white tape. Date and inscription in ink to belongs to box page, which is also grubby. Grubby marks throughout. Page 15/16 is detached, but still present. White label repairs to pages 42-44 + 116/177. Large margin tear to page 17/18. A reading copy only.
Stock no. 2122148
- Rupert and the Red Egg
- Rupert and the Baby Badger
- Rupert and the Mystery Pond
- Rupert and the Forest Fire
- Rupert and the Lost Boat
- Rupert and the Little Woodman
- Rupert and the Sugar Bird