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RUPERT ANNUAL 1985
Written by Alfred Bestall; James Henderson. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; John Harrold.
Stock no. 1318848
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. Minimal fading to spine. Contents clean.
Pictorial glazed boards - Rupert and chums enjoying a picnic. 1st story Rupert's Deep Sea Adventure. 115 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Spine and corners bumped. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Name and address in ink to belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Very pale page edge browning else contents clean.
Dark blue laminated boards. Front cover shows Rupert and chums in a flying saucer. First story - Rupert and the Magic Ball. Includes Magic Paintings. Corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Front lower corner has small diagonal split across laminate & surface paper. Top & tail of spine lightly rubbed. Boards are bright. Name in belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Dot-to-dot completed in pen. Magic paintings DONE fairly neatly. Light crinkling to some pages as a result of the dampness when magic paintings were completed. Small closed tear to top of page 61 (affects margin only).
Colour pictorial glazed boards - Rupert climbing up a slope and waving. 1st story Rupert and the Outlaws. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Boards creased and a vertical imperfection to laminate on front board. Corners worn, top of spine has small nick to front edge, tiny amount of loss and general wear. Name in belongs to box. NOT price-cut. A few grubby marks to contents, mainly to margins.
Tall format glazed boards - Rupert on rock at seashore with dove. Pictorial endpapers by Alfred Bestall, cover design by John Harrold. ISBN: 0850792428. Some very slight fading to spine.
Tall format glazed boards - Rupert on rock at seashore with dove. Pictorial endpapers by Alfred Bestall, cover design by John Harrold. ISBN: 0850792428.
Cover: Rupert being held and flown by Robo. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. 3 Bestall stories previously published and 1 new Harwood/Trotter story. No. 76. ISBN: 9781405257084.
Pictorial laminated boards - Rupert playing in a tree. 1st story Rupert and the Bouncers. The last cover design by Alfred Bestall - and the first with a white-faced Rupert. This change caused Bestall to resign. 115 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Corners bumped. Evidence of "1973" written to front on annual below "Rupert" (erased but score marks remain). Inscription in ink in belongs to box. Foxing to page margins else clean.
Cover shows Rupert at the seaside holding his suitcase and a bucket and spade. Annual no. 77. ISBN: 9781405263412.
Colour pictorial laminated boards - Rupert and friends building a snowman. 1st story Rupert and the Friendly Sea-Lion. 123 pages. 10x7 inches. Not published in facsimile form as some of the content was considered politically incorrect. Bumping and wear to spine, edges and corners. Couple of splits to top and tail of spine; some cracking and chipping to laminate. Names and dates to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Grubby margin marks. Foxing to outer page edges. Painting Contest DONE.
Pictorial laminated boards showing Rupert on a swing. 1st story Rupert and the Hearth-Rug. Includes puzzle page and Magic Painting pages. No facsimile produced for this year. Bumping and wear to spine, edges and corners. Bottom 1" to base of spine has some laminate and surface paper damage/lifting. NOT price-cut. Pale name to belongs to box. Small it of scribble to title page. Magic Paintings are NOT DONE!!!
Cover shows a scene from "Rupert and the Go-Kart Race" - the new story by Stuart Trotter. Annual no. 78. ISBN: 9781405267656. Minimal rubbing to top of spine and lower front corner else fine.