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RUPERT ANNUAL 1968
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1608913
Published by Daily Express. 1968. Very good condition.

Colour pictorial boards - Rupert & chums watching large ball coming down from the sky. The last Rupert annual to include Magic Paintings. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Spine and corners bumped. laminate is split and lifting at top of spine. Belongs To box completed in ink. NOT price-cut. First Magic Painting page has been completed with coloured pencils; remaining Magic Paintings appear to be untouched.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1940 (FACSIMILE) - RUPERT'S ADVENTURE BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2122154
Published by Annual Concepts Limited. 1992. Slightly better than very good condition.

Facsimile of the 5th Rupert annual (1940), the first to be issued in full colour throughout. Due to paper rationing during the war this was probably the ONLY annual to be issued that year. Colour pictorial boards. ISBN: 1874507015. '1940' written in ink to inside front cover, else contents are excellent!

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1959
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2122153
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. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Splitting to laminate to top of spine; a bit of foxing. Chipping to base of spine; a little loss. Creasing to front endpaper, with inscription in pencil to belongs to box, same page has a little pencil colour scribble. NOT price-cut. Colouring contest and page next to it have colouring in and some scribble. Butterfly colouring to page 63 has been completed. Hinge between pages 78 + 79 has been pulled. Rupert's Nature Spotting Hobby has been completed in pencil (p. 20/21).

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1945 - A NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2122141
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. 2" horizontal tear across front cover near bottom. Other creasing and wear to covers. Base of spine is repaired (re glued), with a little colouring - about 1.75", split to one side. Creasing to rear cover, with some scuffing and light surface paper damage. Not price-cut. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Year date in ink to inside front cover. Grubby margin marks to a few pages internally. Pictures are still bright. Small margin tear to last page, repaired with magic tape. Last page has a split gutter. Still a good copy of this rarer edition.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1950 - ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1812697
Published by Daily Express. 1950. Almost very 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. 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.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1951 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1812696
Published by Daily Express. 1951. Very good condition.

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.

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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 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.

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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 A BEAR'S LIFE
Written by George Perry. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1315890
Published by Pavilion Books; Michael Joseph. 1st 1985. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

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.

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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.

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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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