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RUPERT ANNUAL 1958
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2119434
Published by Daily Express. 1958. 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. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spine is also browned. Contents page has large corner piece reattached with sticky tape. Name to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Page 39 has a figure of Rupert cut out (and he is missing). Stamp puzzle has been removed. Rest of contents are very good.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1956 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2119366
Published by Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. 1956. Almost very good condition.

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" of spine is MISSING; some tape repair. Larger piece of loss to base of spine (2-3"). Corners are bumped, with some chipping. NOT price-cut. Belongs to box has name erased. Some foxing/damp marking, especially to bottom page margins. Cinema strip is MISSING!
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1946 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2118449
Published by Daily Express. 1946. 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. Corners of covers are creased. Heavy wear to spine, which has been very neatly repaired (some gluing to base of spine). A bit of foxing to rear cover. NOT price-cut. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Some grubby margin marks, but contents are lovely and bright!
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1936 - THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2118169
Published by Daily Express. 1936. Almost very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The very first Rupert annual and the first Rupert book to be illustrated by Alfred Bestall. Red cloth with illustration of Rupert sitting reading on front cover. Black, red and white illustrations. The first time Rupert appeared wearing his now famous red jumper. (Tourtel's Rupert was dressed in blue). 124 pages. First story is Rupert and the Wonderful Kite. Uneven fading to covers. Wear to corners. Foxing throughout. Page 37 a painting page has been approx. 1/2 completed neatly. Pages 58/59 have a black ink mark smudged across. Last page (painting page) has been completed with paints! Wrapper is a bit foxed, has some edge-chipping/creasing, but just a little loss to corners. Belongs to box is clean. Faint pencil inscription above Belongs to Box
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1953 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1404356
Published by Daily Express. 1953. Almost very 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. Backstrip missing completely with bottom 1" torn back. Corners bumped and worn. Board edges are rubbed. Pencil writing and scribble to front board. Joints beginning to crack and binding feels a little loose. Prize presentation plate to front endpaper. Name in pencil to belongs to box. Price-cut. Painting competition completed in colour pencils and top 1" detached torn as if an attempt was made to tear it out. Some inner margin tears and small closed tears to some pages. Foxing to page edges and pencil marks to a couple of pages otherwise contents generally clean. A reading copy.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1952 - MORE RUPERT ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1607265
Published by Daily Express. 1952. Very good condition.

Pictorial boards - Rupert waving from tree branch. 1st story Rupert & the Mare's Nest. 120 pages. 10 x 7 ins. Spine and corners bumped. Orange pen marks to rear board. Price-cut, with belongs-to box completed in ink. Scattered foxing. Ink marks on page 89 (appears to be printing fault).
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1955
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1607264
Published by Daily Express. 1955. Almost very good condition.

Colour laminated boards - Rupert hiking in a field. 1st story Rupert and Poll Parrot. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. Spine and corners bumped, approx. 1cm split at top of spine.Price-cut. 'Belongs To' box completed in ink. Crossword puzzle done in pencil, colouring contest page completed.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 (FACSIMILE) - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1404257
Published by Pedigree Books Limited. 1993. Slightly better than very good condition.

Enjoy Rupert's rarest and most sought-after adventures with this beautiful facsimile of the 1941 annual, widely considered to be the best ever. Everything from the colour of the ink to the specially selected paper is true to the original, the only difference being the addition of a slipcase to keep this collector's item in perfect condition. ISBN: 1874507112. Minimal bumping to spine. Small dark mark to edge of text block otherwise contents are fine. Bottom edge of slipcase is unstuck. Bumping to bottom corner on rear. Tab has been broken.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1940 - RUPERT'S ADVENTURE BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2116968
Published by Daily Express. 1940. Poor condition.

Pictorial boards and spine. Picture of Rupert drawing on wall on front cover. Colour pictures throughout. Top 4" of backstrip is MISSING. Rest of backstrip is only attached to book at one side, with some chips of loss and wear. Covers are scuffed, with edge-wear. Corners are bumped. Belongs to box has been completed, with some ink crossings out. Page 13/14 is MISSING!!! Foxing and grubby marks to some pages. Pages 76/77 have ink writing around in margins. Page margin loss to a few pages. Scribble in orange crayon to a couple of pages. A working copy only!!!
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1965
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2116909
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. Top and tail of spine are MISSING, with yellowing tape to them. Grubby marks and some foxing to covers. Corners are bumped, with heavy wear. Price-cut, belongs to box is clean. Damp marking with some small amounts of loss to page edges throughout book. Magic Painting pages are DONE.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1953 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2116830
Published by Daily Express. 1953. Fair condition.

Pictorial covers - Rupert, Bill Badger and Algy sitting on a fence. 120 pages. 1st story Rupert and Miranda. Painting page and puzzle pages. Backstrip (spine) is completely MISSING. Cover edges are bumped with some wear; marks to covers. Binding is still good. Belongs to box has been completed with ink and then scribbled out in pencil. Price-cut. Painting contest has been partially completed with crayon. 3-4" tear to first story page. A few marks to first few pages, else contents are generally very good; illustrations are nice and bright. A few margin marks. Foxing and browning to outer page edges. A reading copy.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1959
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2116138
Published by Daily Express. 1959. Almost very good condition.

Laminated pictorial boards. Front cover has head and shoulders of Rupert with sea in the background. First story is Rupert and the Copper Bird. Some tears to spine; repaired; a little loss to laminate. Corners are bumped. NOT price-cut; belongs to box clean. Foxing to outer page edges; some grubby margin marks. A few small page margin tears.
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