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RUPERT ANNUAL 1977
No author listed. Illustrated by Alex Cubie.
Stock no. 1819556
Published by Daily Express. 1977. Slightly better than very good condition.

Pictorial glazed boards - Rupert walking with 2 penguins. 1st story Rupert and the Winkybickies. The last Rupert annual drawn by Alex Cubie. 115 pages. 10x7 inches. ISBN: 0850790832. Minor rubbing to top front corner of board. Price-cut. Belongs to box clean. A nice, clean copy.

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COLLINS CHILDREN'S ANNUAL
Written by Edward Boyd; Jane Shaw; Enid Blyton; et al. Illustrated by Hilda Boswell; Racey Helps; Jean Walmsley Heap; et al..
Stock no. 1318935
Published by Collins. Very good condition in a poor dustwrapper.

Red cloth spine. Pictorial front cover shows Santa hanging from a TV Aerial! First story "The strange happening at number 8" by Boyd. Includes "The Page That Blew Away" by Blyton. 5 colour plates plus b/w and two-tone illustrations. Spine bumped, corners worn. Removal of a plate to verso of front free-endpaper. Inscription in ink to verso of frontis. Remains of dustwrapper is tucked inside book.

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BOBBY BEAR'S ANNUAL 1933
Written by Aunt Kitsie.
Stock no. 1318889
Published by Dean & Son Ltd.. 1933. Very good condition.

Green cloth spine. Colour pictorial front cover. Front cover: BB up ladder pasting on title, while Maisie Mouse and Ruby Rabbit spill paste pot. 'Makes another splash!'. B/w and Colour illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and cover edges rubbed. Rear cover is slightly grubby. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Endpapers are foxed. Grubby fingermarks to page margins.

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THE BEANO AND THE DANDY - HISTORY OF FUN
No author listed.
Stock no. 1819415
Published by D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd.. 1st 2001. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

60 years of the Beano and the Dandy. A comical history tour, with laughs from Big Uggy the caveman right through to Desperate Dan landing on the moon. Large format. Burgundy boards. ISBN: 0851167713. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1949
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318850
Published by Daily Express. 1949. Very good condition.

Last Rupert annual issued in card wraps - Rupert carol singing. 1st story Rupert & Ninky. 120 pages. 9.5x7 ins. Covers are slightly edge rubbed. There is slight chipping at top and tail of spine and lower corners of covers are a tiny bit creased. Name in ink in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Contents are clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1985
Written by Alfred Bestall; James Henderson. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; John Harrold.
Stock no. 1318848
Published by Express Newspapers Ltd.. 1985. Slightly better than very good condition.

Rupert on Bill and Algy's shoulders with chums. The 50th anniversary annual - a salute to Alfred Bestall, the 1st illustrator of Rupert annuals. Contains a story from each of the 6 decades since the 1st Rupert annual. The 1st four stories are by Bestall. A keepsake for collectors. ISBN: 0850791545. Minimal fading to spine. Contents clean.

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THE CHILD'S COMPANION AND JUVENILE INSTRUCTOR
No author listed.
Stock no. 1318823
Published by The Religious Tract Society. 1858 Good condition.

New Series. Small format. Brown embossed clotgh with gilt title to spine. Colour Kronheim frontis and b/w engravings. 380 pages. Cream endpapers. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Spine faded. Front joint is cracked. Tiny booksellers sticker to rear pastedown. Some light foxing and fingering.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1972
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318811
Published by Daily Express. 1972. Very good condition.

Pictorial glazed boards - Rupert and chums enjoying a picnic. 1st story Rupert's Deep Sea Adventure. 115 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Spine and corners bumped. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Name and address in ink to belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Very pale page edge browning else contents clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1966
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1819281
Published by Daily Express. 1966. Very good condition.

Dark blue laminated boards. Front cover shows Rupert and chums in a flying saucer. First story - Rupert and the Magic Ball. Includes Magic Paintings. Corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Front lower corner has small diagonal split across laminate & surface paper. Top & tail of spine lightly rubbed. Boards are bright. Name in belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Dot-to-dot completed in pen. Magic paintings DONE fairly neatly. Light crinkling to some pages as a result of the dampness when magic paintings were completed. Small closed tear to top of page 61 (affects margin only).

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1991
Written by James Henderson; Ian Robinson. Illustrated by John Harrold; Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1819257
Published by Daily Express. 1991. Fine condition.

Tall format glazed boards - Rupert on rock at seashore with dove. Pictorial endpapers by Alfred Bestall, cover design by John Harrold. ISBN: 0850792428. Boards clean and bright. NOT inscribed or price-cut. A lovely copy.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1980
No author listed. Illustrated by John Harrold.
Stock no. 1819254
Published by Express Newspapers Ltd.. 1980. Very good condition.

Tall format glazed boards - the first Rupert annual in this format. Cover design of Rupert playing with glove puppets. 1st story Rupert and the Flavours. ISBN: 0850790964. Boards clean and bright. NOT inscribed or price-cut. Browning to page edges. Fairly strong smell of cigarettes present.

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THE BEEZER BOOK 1969
No author listed.
Stock no. 2132876
Published by D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd.. 1969. Very good condition.

Glazed pictorial boards. Front cover shows see-saw in the snow. Colour illustrations. NOT price-cut or inscribed. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; some chipping; loss to laminate on spine. Foxing and browning to outer page edges.

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