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RUPERT ANNUAL 1961
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2133348
Published by Daily Express. 1961. Very good condition.

Pictorial laminated boards showing Rupert on a swing. 1st story Rupert and the Hearth-Rug. Includes puzzle page and Magic Painting pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Browning and some foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Price-cut. Magic Paintings are mostly DONE; colour to all pages - although some are not done fully. A few margin marks. Vertical creasing to last few pages of book.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1955 (FACSIMILE)
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1319123
Published by Express Newspapers Ltd.. 2004. Fine condition.

Limited edition of 11,000 copies. Reproduction of the 1955 annual. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Contained in original slipcase. Includes certificate no. 08342.

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BUNTY FOR GIRLS 1967
No author listed.
Stock no. 1319059
Published by D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd.. 1967. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Orange boards, red spine and titles. Colour and two-tone illustrations. Pictorial endpapers. First story is 'The Little Gondolier'. Spine slightly bumped. Child's name and date in pink biro to verso of front free-endpaper. Pale page browning else contents clean and complete. Price-cut wrapper is just a little edge rubbed.

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BUNTY FOR GIRLS 1969
No author listed.
Stock no. 1319057
Published by D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd.. 1969. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Pink boards, red titles. Colour and two-tone illustrations. Pictorial endpapers. First story is 'The girl they all hated.' Spine bumped. Pale page browning else contents clean. Price-cut wrapper is just a little edge rubbed and a little grubby to lower edge of front cover.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1953 (FACSIMILE) - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1319047
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 2003. Fine condition.

Collectors' Limited Edition Reproduction. Pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 1904329330. Slipcase has minimal rubbing at corners.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1958
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1819697
Published by Daily Express. 1958. Slightly better than 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. Small imperfect patch to laminate at bottom rear board edge. Boards are clean and bright. Backstrip complete. NOT price-cut OR inscribed. Puzzles and colouring contest NOT done. Light browning to text block. A lovely copy.

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CASSELL'S CHILDREN'S ANNUAL 1923
Written by Enid Blyton; Marjorie Seymour; Walter Copeland; Agnes M. Miall; et al. Illustrated by Hilda Cowham; Florence Mary Anderson; E. Dorothy Rees; Mabel Lucie Attwell; Harry Rountree; Anne Anderson; et al..
Stock no. 2133269
Published by Cassell & Company Limited. 1923. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth spine with dark titles and vignette. Front cover shows three children in a canoe. First story Tom's Pigs by Marjorie Seymour. Illustrated endpapers by Anne Anderson. Colour plates, colour and b/w illustrations. 200 pages. Spine and corners worn. Small tear in cloth at base of spine. Edges of boards exposed on rear cover where pictorial onlay has worn away. Endpapers browned. Minor worm damage to top corner of frontis. Clear tape repair to gutter of pages 154 and 155 where pages have pulled from stitching. Binding sound. Occasional foxspots but contents generally clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1946 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1819653
Published by Daily Express. 1946. Almost 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. Covers rubbed, creased, foxed and worn. Rubbing to top & tail of spine with very slight loss. NOT price-cut. Name in belongs to box. Inside covers and text block grubby. A few minor marks to contents but generally clean.

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OOR WULLIE 1940 ANNUAL SPECIAL FACSIMILE EDITION
No author listed.
Stock no. 1318974
Published by D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd.. 1st 2007. Fine condition.

Facsimile of the first Oor Wullie annual published in October 1940 for 1941. Pictorial boards. B/w cartoon strips. ISBN: 101845132157. A super copy contained in slipcase.

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THE TOPPER BOOK 1967
No author listed.
Stock no. 1819569
Published by D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd.. 1967. Slightly better than very good condition.

Covers show Foxy parachuting into the chicken run. Glazed pictorial boards. Covers slightly grubby. NOT price-cut. Name in ink in belongs to box. Contents clean. Slight musty odour present.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1970
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1819559
Published by Daily Express. 1970. Almost very good condition.

Colour pictorial glazed boards - Rupert climbing up a slope and waving. 1st story Rupert and the Outlaws. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Corners rubbed & bumped. Top & tail of spine rubbed & bumped. Front joint starting to crack from top. Small biro mark to front endpaper. Name in belongs to box. Pric-cut. First section a little loose in stitching. 2" loss to top of vertical edge of rear endpaper. Rear joint also cracking from top. Text block browned.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1971
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1819557
Published by Daily Express. 1971. Almost very good condition.

Colour pictorial glazed boards - Rupert climbing into a cave with a bucket and spade. 1st story Rupert and the Gomnies. 115 pages. 10 x 7inches. Splits to either side of top of backstrip. Corners lightly bumped. Tail of spine rubbed. NOT price-cut. Name in belongs to box. Pencil scribble to page 13 and 90.

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