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RUPERT ANNUAL 1990
Written by James Henderson. Illustrated by John Harrold.
Stock no. 2136005
Published by Daily Express. 1990. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
No. 55. 70th anniversary edition. Tall 4to pictorial glazed boards - Rupert on a bench with Baby Badger and Little Yum. 99 pages. Pictured by John Harrold. ISBN: 0850792061. Tiny nick along bottom edge of front cover. Page edge browning. Belongs to box is clean - NOT price-cut. Wrapper has some browning.
Blue cloth spine. Yellow pictorial front board. 4 colour plates including frontis by W.E. Johns. Numerous b/w illustrations. Includes Billy Bunter stories. First story is 'Frank Richards Versus Greyfriars!' Boards rubbed, corners worn, spine worn. All plates present. Contents a little grubby and foxed.
Last Rupert annual issued in card wraps - Rupert carol singing. 1st story Rupert & Ninky. 120 pages. 9.5x7 ins. Covers are edge worn and creased, spine slightly darkened with slight loss at base and small tape repair at top. Small stains to front edge of spine at base (from glue used during binding process). Some foxspots to covers. Staples rusty. 1.5" horizontal tear to centre of front cover has been repaired with tape on inside of cover, small tear to rear cover likewise repaired. Inscription in ink to belongs to page with child's name and age in belongs to box. Price cut. Some grubby fingermarks to page margins throughout. Puzzle pages clean.
Pictorial boards and spine. Picture of Rupert drawing on wall on front cover. Colour pictures throughout. Covers are worn, grubby and scuffed. Inscription in ink to front pastedown and name and address in belongs to box. Doodles/scribbles to both pastedowns have been partially erased. Pencil doodles to verso of title-page. Contents are very grubby with some stains at margins and some tears. A good copy to work with.
Colour laminated boards - Rupert hiking in a field. 1st story Rupert and Poll Parrot. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. Minimal bumping and rubbing spine and corners, a few tiny marks to covers. NOT price cut, belongs to box clean. No names or inscriptions. Painting contest page clean and puzzle pages untouched. Endpapers lightly browned, some wrinkling to pastedowns caused by binding process.
Annual format returns to hardback with this issue but is much thinner than earlier hardbacks. Pictorial boards - Rupert riding a huge seashell. 1st story Rupert's Silver Trumpet. 120 pages. 10x7 ins. Front joint has broken. Old tape marks to splits on spine (tape gone now), 0.5" loss to top of spine. Old, browned tape to inner margins of two leaves (pages 18-19 and 22-23, these leaves do not sit in the binding correctly, slightly protruding. Neat inscription in ink to verso of front free-endpaper. Price NOT cut, belongs to box clean. Apart from the old tape mentioned the contents are clean.
RUPERT ANNUAL 1939 (FACSIMILE) - THE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2135900
Published by Daily Express. 1991. Very good condition.
Facsimile of the 4th Rupert annual (1939). Colour pictorial boards, red cloth spine. Black/red/white illustrations throughout. 125 pages. The 'look and feel' of the original perfectly captured by this magnificent reproduction. ISBN: 085079241X. Some indentations and small scuffs to bottom of front cover. Fading and some wear to spine. Contents are very good indeed!
Laminated pictorial boards. Front cover has head and shoulders of Rupert with sea in the background. First story is Rupert and the Copper Bird. Small chips and top and tail of spine. Belongs to box is clean. NOT price-cut. Colouring contest is partially (neatly) coloured. Browning and some foxing to outer page edges. The odd margin mark.
Annual format returns to hardback with this issue but is much thinner than earlier hardbacks. Pictorial boards - Rupert riding a huge seashell. 1st story Rupert's Silver Trumpet. 120 pages. 10x7 ins. 1cm splits to either side of top of spine. Wear along cover edges. NOT price-cut. Belongs to box is clean. Some light foxing and page browning. Illustrations and contents are lovely and bright!
Colour pictorial boards - Rupert at front of a huge snow scene. 1st story Rupert and Doctor Lion. 124 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Spine is damaged (split) and has been re-glued and taped; a small piece of loss; also browned. Bumping and wear to corners; some foxing to covers. Inscriptions in ink to verso of front endpaper and belongs to box. Price-cut. Margin loss to bottom margin of pages 51-52. Page edge browning with some foxing. Page corners are a bit creased.
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. Splits and chipping to top and tail of spine for around 1" each. A few marks to covers. Corners are bumped. Names to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Cinema strip has been cut out, but is still present. Colouring contest has been partially DONE. Foxing to outer page edges. A few margin marks. Illustrations are lovely and bright!
Laminated pictorial boards. Front cover has head and shoulders of Rupert with sea in the background. First story is Rupert and the Copper Bird. Some light bumping and wear to spine and corners. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Foxing to outer page edges and some margin marks. Painting contest is Clean!