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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 19 - RUPERT AND THE SPACE SHIP
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1405713
Published by Daily Express. 1954. Almost very good condition.
Pictorial paperwraps. Also includes Rupert and the Mischief Makers. 22 pages. Colour illustrations. Spine and corners rubbed. Small split at top and bottom of spine. Rear panel a little grubby. A little fingering otherwise contents clean.
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.
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.
The history of Rupert traced from the Fleet Street circulation battles through to the present day. Packed with illustrations including rare material never before published. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. 169 pages includes bibliography of the Rupert annuals. 9.75 x 7". ISBN: 0907516769. Spine very slightly bumped. Dustwrapper just a little edge rubbed and slightly faded to spine.
THE JOY BOOK CHILDREN'S ANNUAL 1924
Written by Hilda Cowham; Clarence Winchester; May Wynne; et al. Illustrated by Hilda Cowham; Jacques Browne; Alfred Bestall; et al..
Stock no. 2121589
Published by E. Hulton & Co. Ltd.. 1924. Good condition.
Stories and pictures for little folk. Cloth spine, yellow pictorial front board showing golly and other toy friends in a plane. 207 pages. Colour plates plus b/w and two-tone text illustrations. First story is "Christmas Snowflakes" by Cowham. Bumping and wear top spine and corners. Damp mark to bottom corner of front cover. Browning to spine. Long split to one side of spine, with fraying to cloth. Chipping to paper on cover edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some foxign and margin marks.
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.