RUPERT ANNUAL PRE1970
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Pictorial card wraps - Rupert running after a tiny dragon. 1st story Rupert and the Top Hat. Backstrip worn with loss to top and browned tape repair to centre. Covers a little creased and rubbed with a few small marks. Small closed tear (no loss) to vertical edge of front cover. NOT price-cut. Name in belongs to box. Contents are a little grubby, pages 56-59 more so.
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.
Glazed boards - Rupert throwing a snowball on front cover. Magic painting pages. 115 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Some grubby marks to covers. Child's name in black crayon to belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Lower page corner tipes have been charred. Magic Paintings have been messily completed with colours transferring to opposite pages. First magic painting page has child's biro writing to margins. Light page browning and fingering to contents.
Colour laminated boards - Rupert sitting on rock looking into stream. 1st story Rupert & the Whistlefish. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Tail of spine lightly rubbed. Corners lightly bumped. NOT price-cut or inscribed. Puzzles clean.
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.
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).
Colour pictorial boards - Rupert on snow-covered hill pulling a dog on a sledge. 1st story Rupert and the Lost List. Magic Painting pages. 1" loss to base of backstrip, top of spine worn with slight loss. Laminate peeling off boards in places. Corners worn. Large tear to gutter edge and across half way up page (no loss) to rear endpaper. Name in ink to belongs to box crossed out and another name added. NOT price-cut. Magic paintings DONE. Some colouring/light scribble to Rupert's Hare or Rabbit pages.
RUPERT ANNUAL 1951 (FACSIMILE) - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318784
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 2001. Very good condition.
Facsimile of the 1951 Rupert Annual. Colour pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Collectors Limited Edition. ISBN: 1902836650. Certificate no. 08929 enclosed. Minimal rubbing to corners. Slight red marks to front edge of spine. Some light foxing. Slipcase has slight wear to lower edges.
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. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A couple of splits to top and tail of spine, with some chipping. Laminate to front cover has mostly be torn off. 1954 indentation to beneath title of front cover. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Painting contest has been DONE. Draw and paint double spread puzzle pages have been DONE. Contents are still lovely and bright.
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. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Light damp stain to top corners and top of spine. Light mark to front free-endpaper (from removal of a small label). Belongs to box has been obliterated with blue ink. Price NOT cut. Colouring contest page was neatly and lightly coloured in (mostly erased now), address label has been obliterated with red ink (old address details previously covered with paper). Still a nice copy.
Colour pictorial boards - Rupert at front of a huge snow scene. 1st story Rupert and Doctor Lion. 124 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Covers slightly edge rubbed with a dent to lower edge of front cover. Inscription in ink in belongs to box. Price-cut. A few light marks to margins else contents clean.
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. Top 1.5" of spine/backstrip are MISSING! 2" split to base of spine, with some chipping. Corners are bumped. Front joint is partially cracked. Pencil crayon marks to front endpaper. NOT price-cut. Name in pencil to belongs to box. Grubby margin marks. Painting contest is DONE. Cinema strip is UNUSED!