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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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RUPERT ANNUAL 1957
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1608191
Published by Daily Express. 1957. Good condition.

Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert in air balloon with springs. 1st story is Rupert & the Crackerjack. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Small splits and surface loss at top and tail of spine, with pieces of clear tape reinforcing spine. Name in Belongs To box. NOT price-cut. Approx. 2 inch closed tear to top of title page. Colouring contest page REMOVED. Some colouring to a couple of pages. Small areas of loss along edge of pages 17-20.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1946 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1405467
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. Spine and corners rubbed. Small tear to bottom of front cover. Covers are bright. Inscription to top corner of inside front cover. Name in belongs to box. Price-cut. Some grubby marks to margins. Book has a slight musty smell.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1966
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1315775
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 slightly bumped and worn with slight crack in laminate at top front edge of spine. Ink writing in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Magic paintings UNTOUCHED but dot-to-dot done in pencil. Small margin cut to page 33/4. Some light foxing to page edges. A nice copy.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1950 - ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1315764
Published by Daily Express. 1950. 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. Top 1" of spine missing. Corners and edges are worn. Large piece of front endpaper has been cut away. Belongs to box completed in ink. Garden puzzle attempted. NOT price-cut. Illustrations bright.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1942 (FACSIMILE) - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1315759
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 1994. Slightly better than very good condition.

A limited and numbered collectors edition of the 1942 Rupert book - the most scarce of all the Rupert annuals due to wartime paper shortages. Colour pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. 118 pages. ISBN: 1874507252. Tiny nicks at top and tail of spine. Minimal rubbing to corners. Contents fine. Lower edge of slipcase is starting to come unstuck. This is copy no. 3416.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1949
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1812273
Published by Daily Express. 1949. Slightly better than good condition.

Last Rupert annual issued in card wraps - Rupert carol singing. 1st story Rupert & Ninky. 120 pages. 9.5x7 ins. Spine is worn at top and tail with splits and some loss, particularly to lower edge of rear spine. Small corner creases. Two small edge tears to front cover also affect belongs to page. 1.5" closed tear to front panel spine edge. Name and date in belongs to box. Price not cut. Some light foxing else contents clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1944 - RUPERT IN MORE ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1812264
Published by Daily Express. 1944. 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. Glue to spine dried out and thus covers are detached from contents. 1" split to front edge of top & tail of spine. Covers just slightly grubby gut generally nice and bright. Price-cut. Name in ink in belongs to box. A few grubby marks to contents but generally a very nice copy.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1943 - MORE RUPERT ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1812263
Published by Daily Express. 1943. Fair condition.

Front cover shows Rupert releasing a butterfly. 1st story Rupert and the Circus Dog. 119 pages. Pictorial card wraps. Most of backstrip missing, what is still present is held with tape. A few marks to covers and a little grubby. Front and rear joint broken and repaired messily with clear tape. First page with belongs to box and colouring page missing. Hinges pulled. A few closed tears to lower margin of prelims. Contents grubby. Colouring page not completed. A reading copy only.

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