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RUPERT ANNUAL 1951 (FACSIMILE) - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318784
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 2001. Very good condition.
Facsimile of the 1951 Rupert Annual. Colour pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Collectors Limited Edition. ISBN: 1902836650. Certificate no. 08929 enclosed. Minimal rubbing to corners. Slight red marks to front edge of spine. Some light foxing. Slipcase has slight wear to lower edges.
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.
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. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A couple of splits to top and tail of spine, with some chipping. Laminate to front cover has mostly be torn off. 1954 indentation to beneath title of front cover. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Painting contest has been DONE. Draw and paint double spread puzzle pages have been DONE. Contents are still lovely and bright.
Pictorial laminated boards - Rupert playing in a tree. 1st story Rupert and the Bouncers. The last cover design by Alfred Bestall - and the first with a white-faced Rupert. This change caused Bestall to resign. 115 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Corners bumped. Evidence of "1973" written to front on annual below "Rupert" (erased but score marks remain). Inscription in ink in belongs to box. Foxing to page margins else clean.
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 and corners bumped and rubbed. Light damp stain to top corners and top of spine. Light mark to front free-endpaper (from removal of a small label). Belongs to box has been obliterated with blue ink. Price NOT cut. Colouring contest page was neatly and lightly coloured in (mostly erased now), address label has been obliterated with red ink (old address details previously covered with paper). Still a nice copy.
Colour pictorial boards - Rupert at front of a huge snow scene. 1st story Rupert and Doctor Lion. 124 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Covers slightly edge rubbed with a dent to lower edge of front cover. Inscription in ink in belongs to box. Price-cut. A few light marks to margins else contents clean.
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. Top 1.5" of spine/backstrip are MISSING! 2" split to base of spine, with some chipping. Corners are bumped. Front joint is partially cracked. Pencil crayon marks to front endpaper. NOT price-cut. Name in pencil to belongs to box. Grubby margin marks. Painting contest is DONE. Cinema strip is UNUSED!
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. Bumping and wear to spine, edges and corners. Couple of splits to top and tail of spine; some cracking and chipping to laminate. Names and dates to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Grubby margin marks. Foxing to outer page edges. Painting Contest DONE.
Pictorial laminated boards showing Rupert on a swing. 1st story Rupert and the Hearth-Rug. Includes puzzle page and Magic Painting pages. Bumping and wear to spine, edges and corners. Bottom 1" to base of spine has some laminate and surface paper damage/lifting. NOT price-cut. Pale name to belongs to box. Small it of scribble to title page. Magic Paintings are NOT DONE!!!
RUPERT ANNUAL 1940 (FACSIMILE) - RUPERT'S ADVENTURE BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318559
Published by Annual Concepts Limited. 1992. Fine condition.
Facsimile of the 5th Rupert annual (1940), the first to be issued in full colour throughout. Due to paper rationing during the war this was probably the ONLY annual to be issued that year. Colour 'wrap-around' pictorial boards. ISBN: 1874507015. Still in original shrinkwrap (torn slightly at spine).
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. Backstrip missing. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Boards a little grubby. Name in belongs to box. Front joint split but binding thread holding. Some hinges pulled. Page 15/16 detached but present. Foxing and browning throughout. A few pages have a tear to lower margin, sometimes affecting text.
Colour pictorial card wraps - Rupert flying on winged bicycle. 1st story Rupert and the Reindeer. 9.5x7 inches. 120 pages. Covers are worn, creased and grubby. Child's name in pencil in belongs to box, lower half of same page torn out and missing (cross-path puzzle on reverse side). Rear cover is split at spine edge, 3" at base. Page corners are creased throughout. Contents are very grubby. A fair copy of the Harrison printing (without red endpapers).