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RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2122148
Published by Daily Express. 1941. Good 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. Covers are very browned/darkened, with scuffing and wear; a few pencil marks. Heavy wear and bumping to corners. Original spine is MISSING; a colour facsimile has been used to reback book, with original covers laid down; a little fraying to cloth along edges. Front joint is 'repaired' with white tape. Date and inscription in ink to belongs to box page, which is also grubby. Grubby marks throughout. Page 15/16 is detached, but still present. White label repairs to pages 42-44 + 116/177. Large margin tear to page 17/18. A reading copy only.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1944 - RUPERT IN MORE ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2122142
Published by Daily Express. 1944. Almost very good condition.

Pictorial card wraps showing Rupert with chums, waving from a tree. First story Rupert and Rollo. 119 pages. 9.5 x 7 inches. Creasing to covers, especially to corners. Bottom 1" of spine has tear, with split, but is partially repaired with glue. Grubby marks and some scuffing to covers. Year date in ink to inside front cover. Price-cut. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Faint red pencil colour to title page. Maze puzzle to prelims has some faint marks. A few light margin marks, else contents are clean.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1945 - A NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2122141
Published by Daily Express. 1945. Almost very good condition.

Harrison printing with red endpapers. Pictorial card wraps showing Rupert flying in air on a bicycle with wings. Castle overlooking sea in background. 2" horizontal tear across front cover near bottom. Other creasing and wear to covers. Base of spine is repaired (re glued), with a little colouring - about 1.75", split to one side. Creasing to rear cover, with some scuffing and light surface paper damage. Not price-cut. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Year date in ink to inside front cover. Grubby margin marks to a few pages internally. Pictures are still bright. Small margin tear to last page, repaired with magic tape. Last page has a split gutter. Still a good copy of this rarer edition.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1961
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1812699
Published by Daily Express. 1961. Almost 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. Corners worn with slight loss to base of spine. Boards clean. Backstrip present but repaired. Front joint starting to crack. '1961' written in ink to front pastedown. Name in belongs to box with some messy crossing out. Pen marks to conjuror's paper chain, contents box and top of first title page. Price-cut. Maze completed in pen. Last page has pen marks. Magic paintings DONE. Some grubby marks to contents.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1962
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1812698
Published by Daily Express. 1962. Very good condition.

Glazed boards - Rupert throwing a snowball on front cover. Magic painting pages. 115 pages. Laminate at rear spine edge just starting to peel. Covers slightly grubby. Base of spine rubbed. Backstrip present. '1962' in ink to front pastedown. Name in belongs to box. Price-cut. Name to top of contents page in pen, some pen marks to contents box. Pen marks to top of first title page. Magic paintings done else contents clean.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1950 - ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1812697
Published by Daily Express. 1950. Almost very good condition.

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. A few very minor marks to covers which are nice and bright. Backstrip complete but 1" and 2" splits to front edge. Rear edge of spine starting to split. Corners lightly rubbed. Front and rear joint weak. Name in belongs to box. NOT price-cut (no price printed in this copy). Maze garden puzzle page completed. Contents bright.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1951 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1812696
Published by Daily Express. 1951. Very good condition.

Colour pictorial boards - Rupert at front of a huge snow scene. 1st story Rupert and Doctor Lion. 124 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Corners bumped and worn. Covers a little grubby, top edge of front board bumped. Backstrip has small circular tear about a third of the way down. '1951' in ink to front pastedown. NOT price-cut or inscribed. Contents fine.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1939 - THE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1812694
Published by Daily Express. 1939. Good condition.

The 4th Rupert annual. Pictorial boards, red cloth spine. Front cover shows Rupert and Beppo flying a kite. Red/black illustrations throughout. 125 pages. Edges worn. Red spine faded pink. A few scratch marks to covers. '1939' written in ink to front pastedown and belongs to box completed. '381' written in pen to top of contents page. A few closed edge tears and grubby marks. Hinges pulled. Page 80-81 have old tape marks across hinge which is pulled. Page 80 has some pencil marks which have been erased, slightly obliterating the text (still readable). A good working copy.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1940 - RUPERT'S ADVENTURE BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1812693
Published by Daily Express. 1940. Good condition.

Pictorial boards and spine. Picture of Rupert drawing on wall on front cover. Colour pictures throughout. Boards worn and heavilly scuffed. Backstrip is present with wear to top & tail and vertical edges, heavily scuffed. Red pencil mark to front cover (looks original!). '1940' in ink to front pastedown, belongs to box completed in ink with a second gift inscription below. 1" tear to gutter edge of page 35 and 3.5" tear to gutter edge of page 81. Hinges pulled. Contents grubby. A good working copy.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1938 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1812692
Published by Daily Express. 1938. Very good condition.

The third Rupert annual. 1st story Rupert and the Daffodils. Colour pictorial boards. Red cloth spine. 126 pages. 10x7.5". Edges lightly rubbed, corners worn. At first glance, covers appear clean and bright, just a few grubby marks when looking closer. Red cloth spine is nice and bright. '1938' written in ink to front pastedown and name in belongs to box. 2" tear to lower gutter edge of pages 15-18 and 81-82. Hinges are pulled. Tape stain to some pages at the gutter (inner margin) where a tape repair was once affected due to pulled hinges. Page 49 and 63 detached. A few grubby marks. A reasonable copy of a scarce annual.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1965
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1506182
Published by Daily Express. 1965. Good condition.

Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert carrying a Christmas tree. 1st story Rupert & Gaffer. Magic Painting pages. 115 pages. 10 x 7 inches. 3.5" split to rear edge of spine, residue from tape repair on spine and rear cover. Bumping and wear to ends of spine and corners. Price-cut. Name in ink in belongs to box. Magic paintings completed with a little transfer of colour to pages opposite. Treasure Chest puzzle completed. Contents generally clean.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1961
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2121870
Published by Daily Express. 1961. 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; a few splits to top and tail of spine. Belongs to box has inscription. Price-cut. Some page creasing. Foxing to outer page edges. Magic Paintings are DONE. Hinge pulled between pages 86-87 - so stitching is showing through.
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