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RUPERT ANNUAL 2011
Written by Alfred Bestall; Beth Harwood. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; Stuart Trotter.
Stock no. 1319557
Published by Egmont Uk Limited. 2011. Fine condition.

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. SIGNED by the artist by means of a dedication (to Steve) on the title-page. Includes a voucher for lunch for the Follwers of Rupert AGM 2011 and a card with annual no. 86 also inserted. Contents fine.

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CHATTERBOX ANNUAL 1927
Written by J. Erskine Clarke; et al.
Stock no. 2133965
Published by Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. Ltd.. 1927. Almost very good condition.

Front cover shows galleon. First story is "The Dim Red Dawn" by Mrs. Hobart Hampden. 8 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 316 pages. Competition closing date is January 1928. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Scuffs and other marks to covers and spine. Front joint is cracked and a bit weak. Foxing. A few marks to a couple of pages.

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SUNDAY READING FOR THE YOUNG 1900
No author listed. Illustrated by Gordon Browne; A.G. Walker; W.H.C. Groome; Helen Miles; George Woolliscroft Rhead; Charles Robinson; et al..
Stock no. 2133964
Published by Wells Gardner, Darton & Co.. 1900. Almost very good condition.

Blue cloth boards with white decorative borders and embossed white illustration of girl and boy to front. Bevelled edges. Colour frontispiece entitled 'Preparing for the Flower Service'. B/w illustrations by various artists. 412 pages plus 24 page publisher advert to rear. All edges gilt. Bumping and wear to over edges. A few marks to covers and uneven fading to rear. Reward plate to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges. Some page browning.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1977
No author listed. Illustrated by Alex Cubie.
Stock no. 2133961
Published by Daily Express. 1977. 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. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Small tear to base of spine. NOT price-cut or Inscribed. Page edge browning and foxing.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1976
No author listed. Illustrated by Alex Cubie.
Stock no. 2133960
Published by Daily Express. 1976. Almost very good condition.

Colour pictorial glazed boards - Rupert waving with a toy train. 1st story Rupert and the Jumping Men. 10x7 inches. 115 pages. 1" tear to base of spine. Corners are bumped. NOT price-cut Or Inscribed. Foxing to outer page edges.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1944 (FACSIMILE) - RUPERT IN MORE ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1319532
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 1996. Very good condition.

Collectors Limited Edition. Reproduction of the 1944 Rupert annual. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 1874507694. Minimal rubbing at corners. Slight fading to spine. Contained in original slipcase which is partly discoloured on rear.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1945 (FACSIMILE) - A NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1319531
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 1997. Nearly fine condition.

Collector's Limited Edition Facsmile of the 1945 soft cover Rupert Annual. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 1874507945. Minimal rubbing to corners. Slight fading to spine. Contained in slipcase which is slightly rubbed at corners.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1954 - THE NEW RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1319530
Published by Daily Express. 1954. Almost very 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. Spine and corners bumped, damage to top and tail of spine with split at tail. Slight wear and grubbiness to cover edges. Inscription in ink to top margin of contents page. Messy child's pencil name and address in belongs to box (some evidence of prior erarsure). Price NOT cut. Painting contest page completed but still intact. Some grubby fingermarks to page margins. Endpapers slightly browned and textblock a little grubby.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1942 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1319509
Published by Daily Express. 1942. Very good condition.

Pictorial card wraps - Rupert waving from castle ramparts. Produced during the second world war when paper shortages were at their worst, this is the rarest of all the Rupert annuals. Printed only by Harrison. Covers are edge rubbed and just a little grubby. Splits and some slight wear to top and tail of spine but otherwise spine complete. Small dent to centre of spine. Price NOT cut. Inscription in ink in belongs to box. Textblock is a bit grubby, some foxing to textblock. A few grubby fingermarks to page margins. Inside rear covers are grubby (browned glue from binding process is evident at hinge), small patch of surface paper damage affecting printers' details. A decent copy of a scarce Rupert annual.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1937 (FACSIMILE) - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2133910
Published by Express Newspapers Ltd.. 1986. Slightly better than very good condition.

A limited and numbered reproduction of the 1937 Rupert annual. 123 pages. Red cloth spine, pictorial paper boards. Red and black illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0850791650. Spine has some slight fading.This is Copy No. 5599. NOT inscribed.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1940 (FACSIMILE) - RUPERT'S ADVENTURE BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2133909
Published by Annual Concepts Limited. 1992. Nearly 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. UNREAD - still in original shrink wrap. However, spine has some uneven fading.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 (FACSIMILE) - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2133908
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 1993. Slightly better than very good condition.

Enjoy Rupert's rarest and most sought-after adventures with this beautiful facsimile of the 1941 annual, widely considered to be the best ever. Everything from the colour of the ink to the specially selected paper is true to the original, the only difference being the addition of a slipcase to keep this collector's item in perfect condition. ISBN: 1874507112. Slip case is a little better than very good. Book has NOT been read - still has red tab around book and stuck on slip case (unbroken). However, the spine appears faded.

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