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RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1818419
Published by Daily Express. 1941. Poor condition.

The last hardcover annual to be published during the war years and widely considered to be the best Rupert annual ever. Front cover shows Rupert holding a paddle and waving while Algy looks on from a little boat. First story Rupert and the Red Egg. 118 pages. Backstrip missing. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Boards a little grubby. Name in belongs to box. Front joint split but binding thread holding. Some hinges pulled. Page 15/16 detached but present. Foxing and browning throughout. A few pages have a tear to lower margin, sometimes affecting text.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1945 - A NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1818418
Published by Daily Express. 1945. Good condition.

Colour pictorial card wraps - Rupert flying on winged bicycle. 1st story Rupert and the Reindeer. 9.5x7 inches. 120 pages. Backstrip missing. Rear cover almost detached due to missing backstrip. Covers lightly creased and a little grubby. Name in belongs to box. Price-cut. Some hinges pulled. Contents generally clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1945 - A NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318463
Published by Daily Express. 1945. Fair condition.

Colour pictorial card wraps - Rupert flying on winged bicycle. 1st story Rupert and the Reindeer. 9.5x7 inches. 120 pages. Covers are worn, creased and grubby. Child's name in pencil in belongs to box, lower half of same page torn out and missing (cross-path puzzle on reverse side). Rear cover is split at spine edge, 3" at base. Page corners are creased throughout. Contents are very grubby. A fair copy of the Harrison printing (without red endpapers).

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1947 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318462
Published by Daily Express. 1947. Fair condition.

Pictorial card wraps - Rupert running after a tiny dragon. 1st story Rupert and the Top Hat. Front cover is grubby, foxed and worn. Rear cover is MISSING. Lower corner tip missing from front cover. Erased details from belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Page corner tips are creased throughout. Contents are grubby with foxing.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1953 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318461
Published by Daily Express. 1953. Good condition.

Pictorial covers - Rupert, Bill Badger and Algy sitting on a fence. 120 pages. 1st story Rupert and Miranda. Painting page and puzzle pages. Covers are worn with foxing. Child's writing to front cover and large split to front edge of spine (2" at base). Small patch of surface paper damage to front free-endpaper. Name in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Painting contest partially completed but still present. Textblock and page margins are grubby.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1958
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318455
Published by Daily Express. 1958. 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. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Creases to lower corners of covers (light). No names but price-cut. Colouring contest page completed but still present. Some light foxing to textblock.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1966
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318328
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. Spine and corners bumped. NO names, price-cut. Dot-to-dot on page 32/33 done. Magic Paintings done with some transfer of paint onto pages 62 and 71.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1968
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318149
Published by Daily Express. 1968. Very good condition.

Colour pictorial boards - Rupert & chums watching large ball coming down from the sky. The last Rupert annual to include Magic Paintings. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Foxing to endpapers. No names, not price-cut. Magic paintings have been completed. Hinge between pages 62 and 63 is partially cracked. There is light page browning/foxing at the edges. A very nice copy.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1969
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318063
Published by Daily Express. 1969. Slightly better than very good condition.

Colour laminated boards - Rupert sitting on rock looking into stream. 1st story Rupert & the Whistlefish. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Minimjal bumping/rubbing to spine and corners. No names but price-cut. Contents bright and clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1964
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318062
Published by Daily Express. 1964. Good condition.

Laminated boards - front cover shows Rupert on a rock waving a camera. 1st story Rupert and the Dover Sole. Magic Painting pages. 114 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Spine and corners bumped, wear to top and tail of spine. No names but price-cut. Hinge between pages 28 & 29 is split. There are biro scribbles to a number of the pages (not too major - text still readable). The magic paintings have been neatly completed.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1967
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1317986
Published by Daily Express. 1967. Good condition.

Colour pictorial boards - Rupert on snow-covered hill pulling a dog on a sledge. 1st story Rupert and the Lost List. Magic Painting pages. Spine and corners are bumped and worn. No names and price NOT cut however, magic paintings messily completed with transfer of colours to facing pages. A few small marks to textblock. Rear free-endpaper is torn and tape repaired.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1949 (FACSIMILE)
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2131191
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 1999. Slightly better than very good condition.

Pictorial card wraps. A superb reproduction of the last soft-cover annual. Collectors' Limited Edition. ISBN: 1902836170. Light creasing to very corner tips. A few foxspots to outer page edges. Certificate of authenticity is present (Numbered: 07366). Slip case is very good - some wear and a few scuff marks.

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