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RUPERT ANNUAL 1956 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2130458
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. Bumping and wear to top and tail of spine and corners. Top of spine has been 'repaired' with sticky tape. Slight surface paper lifting to front endpaper and opposite on front pastedown. NOT price-cut. Belongs to box Clean. Foxing to prelims, outer page edges and last few pages. Cinema strip is cut - but present. Painting contest to rear has been completed.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1955
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2130231
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. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. 1.5" split to base of spine. Heavily erased/inked out inscription to belongs to box. Price-cut. Foxing to outer page edges. Some page edge wrinkling. Painting contest to rear has been partially inked in.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 6 - RUPERT AND THE BLACK MOTH
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2130225
Published by Daily Express. Circa 1950. Very good condition.

Rupert and the Black Moth and Rupert and the Iron key. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. Staples to spine have rusted. Some foxing and browning to covers and outer page edges. Illustrations are still nice and bright.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1940 (FACSIMILE) - RUPERT'S ADVENTURE BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1317733
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 'wrap-around' pictorial boards. ISBN: 1874507015. Spine is slightly faded and slightly bumped at base. Contents fine.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1947 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2129638
Published by Daily Express. 1947. Fair condition.

Pictorial card wraps - Rupert running after a tiny dragon. 1st story Rupert and the Top Hat. Covers are heavily creased with big tape repairs to edges; Large triangle of loss to bottom corner of front cover, around 4" x 1" piece of loss to top edge of rear cover. NOT price-cut. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Foxing and some grubby marks, mostly to prelims and last few pages. A few page margin tears; some nicks/chips of loss to corners. Illustrations are still nice and bright. This is a READING COPY ONLY!

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1945 - A NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2129624
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. Spine has been repaired with yellow cloth. 4.5" loss to bottom of original paper spine; quarter inch paper loss to top. Creasing to cover corners; some foxing and a few marks. What appear to be sticky glue marks to inside front cover and opposite on belongs to page. Name in ink in belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Foxing to outer page edges and a few page margins. Some page corner creases. Illustrations are still lovely and bright!!!

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1973
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2129519
Published by Daily Express. 1973. Very good condition.

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. Bumping to corners. Belongs to box is clean. Price-cut. Foxing to outer page edges; some browning. A few pages have corner creases.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 2016
Written by Stuart Trotter; Mara Alperin; et al. Illustrated by John Harrold; Alfred Bestall; Stuart Trotter; et al..
Stock no. 2129446
Published by Egmont Uk Limited. 2016. Fine condition.

Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Front cover shows Rupert and friends on the water, with picnic baskets. First story is 'Rupert and the Iceberg' from the 1986 annual. ISBN: 9781405283519. Not price-cut or Inscribed. A lovely copy!

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1946 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1817300
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. Light creasing to covers and scuffing/rubbing to spine. Top & Tail of spine worn with slight loss. NOT price-cut. Name in belongs to box. Harsh vertical crease from top to tail of page 33/34 which is starting to tear from lower edge (binding error). Small closed tear to lower margin of page 35/36. Contents otherwise clean.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 3 - RUPERT AND ROLLO
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2128605
Published by Daily Express. Circa 1949. Almost very good condition.

A holiday walk turns into a stirring adventure when Rupert and Edward meet Rollo the gypsy boy. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. 1" split to base of spine. Number '3' in ink to rear cover. Puzzle completed in ink. Illustrations are still bright.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 5 - THE BIG GAME HUNT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2128604
Published by Daily Express. Circa 1950. Good condition.

Rupert's Big Game Hunt and Rupert and the Banjo. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. Water damage to top of spine and radiating out through pages at top. A bit of loss to top of spine. Some foxing. Puzzle DONE in ink. Staples have rusted. Illustrations are still bright.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 9 - RUPERT AND THE NEW ROSE
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2128603
Published by Daily Express. Circa 1951. Very good condition.

Title story Rupert and the New Rose. Also includes Rupert and the Ticking Box - 2 original Bestall stories for the series. Front cover shows Rupert holding a black and white rose. 24 pages. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. A few grubby marks to rear cover. Puzzle to inside front cover is clean. Contents are clean and bright.

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