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RUPERT ANNUAL 1940 (FACSIMILE) - RUPERT'S ADVENTURE BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1317733
Published by Annual Concepts Limited. 1992. Slightly better than very good 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. Spine is slightly faded and slightly bumped at base. Contents fine.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1946 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1317714
Published by Daily Express. 1946. Very good condition.

Colour pictorial card wraps - Rupert looking out through a window. 1st story - Rupert on Coon Island. 120 pages. 9.5 x 7 inches. This annual has not been reproduced in a facsimile edition. Some slight rubbing to spine and corners. Small (0.75"), light scratch mark to front cover - on second R in Rupert. Otherwise covers bright and clean. Not inscribed or price-cut. Puzzle pages untouched. Two pages were mis-cut during the binding process and have been opened a little roughly causing very small margin tears (pages 27-28 and 29-30). Contents otherwise very bright. A lovely, bright copy of a scarce annual.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1947 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2129638
Published by Daily Express. 1947. Fair condition.

Pictorial card wraps - Rupert running after a tiny dragon. 1st story Rupert and the Top Hat. Covers are heavily creased with big tape repairs to edges; Large triangle of loss to bottom corner of front cover, around 4" x 1" piece of loss to top edge of rear cover. NOT price-cut. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Foxing and some grubby marks, mostly to prelims and last few pages. A few page margin tears; some nicks/chips of loss to corners. Illustrations are still nice and bright. This is a READING COPY ONLY!
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1945 - A NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2129624
Published by Daily Express. 1945. Almost very good condition.

Harrison printing with red endpapers. Pictorial card wraps showing Rupert flying in air on a bicycle with wings. Castle overlooking sea in background. Spine has been repaired with yellow cloth. 4.5" loss to bottom of original paper spine; quarter inch paper loss to top. Creasing to cover corners; some foxing and a few marks. What appear to be sticky glue marks to inside front cover and opposite on belongs to page. Name in ink in belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Foxing to outer page edges and a few page margins. Some page corner creases. Illustrations are still lovely and bright!!!
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1973
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2129519
Published by Daily Express. 1973. Very good condition.

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. Bumping to corners. Belongs to box is clean. Price-cut. Foxing to outer page edges; some browning. A few pages have corner creases.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1947 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2129501
Published by Daily Express. 1947. Almost very good condition.

Pictorial card wraps - Rupert running after a tiny dragon. 1st story Rupert and the Top Hat. Wear and rubbing to spine and cover edges; creasing to corners. NOT price-cut. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Page corner creasing. Some browning; occasional foxing.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1958
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2129477
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. Bumping to corners and top and tail of spine. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Page edge browning. Colouring page and puzzle pages are clean. A lovely bright copy!
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1956 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2129476
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. 1" split, with chipping to top of spine; smaller chips and splits to base of spine, which is also browned. Front endpaper has surface paper damage/chipping along edge; some surface residue to front pastedown opposite. Name in pencil to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Contents are still very good - cinema strip is still present and unused; Painting contest to rear is clean. Illustrations and pages are nice and bright and clean.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1969
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1817336
Published by Daily Express. 1969. Slightly better than very good condition.

Colour laminated boards - Rupert sitting on rock looking into stream. 1st story Rupert & the Whistlefish. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Boards nice and clean. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. NOT price-cut, belongs to box clean. Contents clean.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1967
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1817335
Published by Daily Express. 1967. 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. Small split to laminate on front edge. Small patch of surface paper damage to lower gutter edge of front endpapers. Name in belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Magic paintings on page 33-38 torn out, remaining two magic paintings (page 31/32) partly done.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1947 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1817302
Published by Daily Express. 1947. Very good condition.

Pictorial card wraps - Rupert running after a tiny dragon. 1st story Rupert and the Top Hat. Spine & corners lightly rubbed, lower edge of spine split 1" to tail. Small biro mark to front cover and a few grubby marks. Inscription in ink to first page and name & address in belongs to box on same page. NOT price-cut. Some pages browned. A few top corner creases. A few grubby marks but overall a nice copy.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1951 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1817301
Published by Daily Express. 1951. 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. Top & tail of spine lightly rubbed but no loss. Rear board has foxing and is lightly rubbed at corners. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Name & address in belongs to box. Price-cut. Minor margin marks else contents clean.
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