RUPERT ANNUAL PRE1970
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Colour pictorial card wraps - Rupert flying on winged bicycle. 1st story Rupert and the Reindeer. 9.5x7 inches. 120 pages. Minimal rubbing to spine and corners. Some light marks to rear cover. Inscription in ink inside front cover. Name and address in pencil in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Joints are pulled with some evidence of glue seeping out during the binding process, binding still tight. One page (105/6) is lightly creased. This is an unusually bright copy.
Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert with lantern, pulling a large sledge of holly. Magic painting pages. 115 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Vertical creases to front cover. NO names, price NOT cut. Magic paintings only partially completed. Tear to lower margin of one of the painting pages. Puzzle pages clean.
Colour laminated boards - Rupert sitting on rock looking into stream. 1st story Rupert & the Whistlefish. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Belongs to box is clean. Price-cut. Foxing and browning to outer page edges and page margins.
Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert carrying a Christmas tree. 1st story Rupert & Gaffer. Magic Painting pages. 115 pages. 10 x 7 inches. 1" tear with chipping to top of spine; smaller chips and nicks to other corners and rest of spine. Name in pencil to belongs to box. Price-cut. Magic Paintings are mostly DONE, a couple of pencil scribble. Browning to pages and foxing to outer page edges.
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. Backstrip missing and replaced with white sticky-backed fabric. Corners slightly rubbed/worn. Covers generally bright. Front joint cracked at top 1.5". Erased pencil name in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Some pencil underlining to the instructions for Rupert's Swing on page 54. Some page corner tips lightly creased.
Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert in air balloon with springs. 1st story is Rupert & the Crackerjack. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. Top & tail of spine lightly rubbed. Light rubbing to top corners, rear top corner has a small bump. Boards very lightly scuffed. Name in belongs to box and inscription in ink to top of title page. NOT price-cut. Colouring contest and puzzles clean. A few margin marks (light).
Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert in air balloon with springs. 1st story is Rupert & the Crackerjack. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks to covers. Ink stamps to front pastedown. Name in ink to belongs to box. Price-cut. Painting Puzzle DONE and Colouring Contest to rear is also done, with entry form filled out; some pencil writing to opposite page. Browning to outer page edges.
Last Rupert annual issued in card wraps - Rupert carol singing. 1st story Rupert & Ninky. 120 pages. 9.5x7 ins. Damage and loss to front cover: 3" x between quarter to 1" across edge of front cover. Further tears to covers. Some paper loss to spine. Foxing and browning to covers. Inscription to belongs to box; this page is also very foxed with grubby marks; torn at edges, but much less loss than front cover. NOT price-cut. Foxing and margin marks throughout, but contents are still readable and illustrations are generally bright. A reading copy.
Colour laminated boards - Rupert hiking in a field. 1st story Rupert and Poll Parrot. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. 1" split to top of spine on one side; smaller split to other side. Bumping also to spine and corners. Erased name to belongs to box (rubbed out, but can still be seen). NOT price-cut. Contents are very good; puzzle pages are not done, although Painting Contest has been partially attempted.
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.