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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 14 - RUPERT IN THE TREE TOPS
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; Alex Cubie.
Stock no. 1609551
Published by Daily Express. 1952. Good condition.

1st story Rupert in the Tree Tops, originally published in 1936. Also includes Rupert and the Woodland Magic, illustrated by Alex Cubie. 20 pages. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour illustrations. Name to front and rear cover. Splitting along spine, covers detached from lower staple. Foxing to some margins. Corners creased.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1963
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1507193
Published by Daily Express. 1963. Almost very good condition.

Laminated pictorial boards showing Rupert sitting on a rock having just caught a Merchild in his fishing net. 1st story Rupert and the Birthday Present. 115 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Price-cut. Belongs to box completed with inscription, title page also has inscription, both in pen. Vertical crease to rear endpaper. Text pages very good. Magic paintings completed neatly.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1944 - RUPERT IN MORE ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1813976
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. Base of backstrip split to rear for almost 2", no loss. Covers lightly rubbed at corners. Rear joint is split so the rear cover is detached from spine. NOT price-cut or inscribed. Contents are clean. Slight musty odour present. If not for the rear joint and base of spine, this would be an almost fine copy.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1956 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1813764
Published by Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. 1956. Slightly better than 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. Backstrip worn with loss. Front joint split due to damage to backstrip. Slight loss to base of front endpaper. NOT price-cut or inscribed. Painting contest clean. Cinema strip unused. Grubby marks to contents.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1952 - MORE RUPERT ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2122903
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. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Small split to base of spine. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. NOT Price-cut.

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BLACKIE'S CHILDREN'S ANNUAL 27TH YEAR
Written by Madeline Barnes; Eleanor B. Simeon; Evelyn Smith; Natalie Joan; et al. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; Hilda Cowham; Harry Rountree; Florence Mary Anderson; S.G. Hulme Beaman; et al..
Stock no. 1506891
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. circa 1931. Slightly better than good condition.

Pictorial front cover shows three children, rocking horse and dog, black titles. Colour plates, plus colour, tint and b/w illustrations. 200 pages. First story - Tommy's Topper by Madeline Barnes. Spine bumped, worn and grubby with a vertical crease from top to bottom. Corners and cover edges worn. Covers grubby. Rear joint and a couple of hinges cracked. Ink inscription in To box on front endpaper and 1930 written to verso of frontis. A few marks to contents but most pages are clean. A little foxing.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1963
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1406165
Published by Daily Express. 1963. Slightly better than good condition.

Laminated pictorial boards showing Rupert sitting on a rock having just caught a Merchild in his fishing net. 1st story Rupert and the Birthday Present. 115 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Blue biro to first 'R' of Rupert. Covers marked. NOT price-cut or inscribed. Endpapers browned. Some foxing. Marks to page margins including a few brown spots. One magic painting mostly completed and the others partially attempted.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1937 (FACSIMILE) - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1406164
Published by Express Newspapers Ltd.. 1986. Slightly better than very good condition.

A limited and numbered reproduction of the 1937 Rupert annual. 123 pages. Red cloth spine, pictorial paper boards. Red and black illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0850791650. Spine and corners are bumped. Small bump to top edge of front board. Copy no. 9166. Contents are very good.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1957
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1608932
Published by Daily Express. 1957. Very good condition.

Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert in air balloon with springs. 1st story is Rupert & the Crackerjack. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. Front cover is a little bowed. Belongs To box completed. NOT price-cut. Colouring Contest page has been partly done. Book has a slightly smoky smell.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1985
Written by Alfred Bestall; James Henderson. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; John Harrold.
Stock no. 2122392
Published by Express Newspapers Ltd.. 1985. Slightly better than very good condition.

Rupert on Bill and Algy's shoulders with chums. The 50th anniversary annual - a salute to Alfred Bestall, the 1st illustrator of Rupert annuals. Contains a story from each of the 6 decades since the 1st Rupert annual. The 1st four stories are by Bestall. A keepsake for collectors. ISBN: 0850791545. Book: not price-cut or inscribed Strong tobacco odour to book. Pages are browned at edges.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 2013
No author listed. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; Enid Ash; Stuart Trotter; John Harrold.
Stock no. 2122388
Published by Egmont Uk Limited. 2013. Nearly fine condition.

Cover shows a scene from "Rupert and the Go-Kart Race" - the new story by Stuart Trotter. Annual no. 78. ISBN: 9781405267656. Book: not price-cut or inscribed Remains of old sticky price label to top of front cover. Contents are fine.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1945 - A NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2122242
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. Creasing to cover corners. Bottom 1" of spine is MISSING. Some grubby marks to covers. Surface paper damage to top corner of front cover. Small tear to rear cover., Colour transfers to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. A few grubby page margin marks. Page 97/98 has lower corner torn off and MISSING, this is affecting text. Rear joint is starting to come unstuck.

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