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RUPERT ANNUAL 1954 - THE NEW RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1320114
Published by Daily Express. 1954. 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. Covers are warped, bumped at corners and worn to spine with loss at base (1cm) and splits at top. Large but neat inscription in ink to front pastedown. Painting contest page has been completed with some further colouring on facing page. Child's name in pencil in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Some light fingermarks to page margins. Page 45 has a small pink mark to lower margin (possibly a printing error during binding process?). Page 49/50 has a tear/crease at lower edge of the page but no loss. A small, brown spot affects the lower margins of a few pages and there are a few tiny page edge nicks. Not as bad as it sounds, still a decent copy of a scarce Rupert annual.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1994
Written by Ian Robinson. Illustrated by John Harrold.
Stock no. 1320111
Published by Daily Express. 1994. Fine condition.

No. 59. Tall format, glazed pictorial boards showing Rupert being carried shoulder-high on the beach by Uncle Boris. ISBN: 1874507368. A super copy.

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BOYS' AND GIRLS' ANNUAL
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Katherine Nixon; Ernest A. Aris.
Stock no. 1320056
Published by News Chronicle Ltd.. 1st 1933. Almost very good condition.

Red cloth spine, colour pictorial front cover showing rabbit with two pixies. 4 colour plates and numerous b/w illustrations. Covers are edge worn. Dent to top edge of front cover. Some foxing. Pencil writing erased from title-page.

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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 1956 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1319838
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 and worn. Scored biro year (1956) written underneath Rupert on front cover. Name in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Contest page completed in felt-tip pen. Cinema strip is unused but there is a large tear to the page.

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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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THE DANDY BOOK 1975
No author listed.
Stock no. 1820894
Published by D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd.. 1975. Very good condition.

Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0851161014. Spine faded. Boards lightly scuffed. NOT price-cut. Belongs-to box clean. Text block browned. A few pale foxspots to prelims. Contents otherwise clean.

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THE DANDY BOOK 1976
No author listed.
Stock no. 1820893
Published by D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd.. 1976. Nearly fine condition.

Glazed pictorial boards. Two-tone illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0851161340. A few minor scuffs to boards. 'Dandy' to spine lightly faded. NOT price-cut. Belongs-to box clean. Contents clean.

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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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THE GREYFRIARS HOLIDAY ANNUAL 1978
Written by Frank Richards.
Stock no. 1319783
Published by Howard Baker. 1st thus 1978. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Howard Baker Annual Volume No. 8. Large format. Green boards with gilt title to spine. A feast of nostalgic reading for the Jubilee Year. ISBN: 0703001264. Minimal bumping to spine and corners. Minimal creasing to top and tail of wrapper spine.

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