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RUPERT ANNUAL 1991
Written by James Henderson; Ian Robinson. Illustrated by John Harrold; Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318789
Published by Daily Express. 1991. Nearly fine condition.

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.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1991
Written by James Henderson; Ian Robinson. Illustrated by John Harrold; Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318788
Published by Daily Express. 1991. Fine condition.

Tall format glazed boards - Rupert on rock at seashore with dove. Pictorial endpapers by Alfred Bestall, cover design by John Harrold. ISBN: 0850792428.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 2011
Written by Alfred Bestall; Beth Harwood. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; Stuart Trotter.
Stock no. 1318746
Published by Egmont Uk Limited. 2011. Fine condition.

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.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1973
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318720
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. 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.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1958
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318671
Published by Daily Express. 1958. Very good condition.

This is the first Rupert annual to be dated on the inside title page. Colour illustrated boards showing Rupert leap-frogging over Bill Badger. First story 'Rupert and the Water-Lily'. 107 pages. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Light damp stain to top corners and top of spine. Light mark to front free-endpaper (from removal of a small label). Belongs to box has been obliterated with blue ink. Price NOT cut. Colouring contest page was neatly and lightly coloured in (mostly erased now), address label has been obliterated with red ink (old address details previously covered with paper). Still a nice copy.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 2012
Written by Beth Harwood; Stuart Trotter. Illustrated by Stuart Trotter; Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318646
Published by Egmont Uk Limited. 2012. Fine condition.

Cover shows Rupert at the seaside holding his suitcase and a bucket and spade. Annual no. 77. ISBN: 9781405263412.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1954 - THE NEW RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2132194
Published by Daily Express. 1954. Almost very good condition.

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.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1961
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2132193
Published by Daily Express. 1961. Very good condition.

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, 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!!!

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1940 (FACSIMILE) - RUPERT'S ADVENTURE BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318559
Published by Annual Concepts Limited. 1992. Fine 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. Still in original shrinkwrap (torn slightly at spine).

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RUPERT ANNUAL 2013
No author listed. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; Enid Ash; Stuart Trotter; John Harrold.
Stock no. 1318515
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. Minimal rubbing to top of spine and lower front corner else fine.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1818419
Published by Daily Express. 1941. Poor condition.

The last hardcover annual to be published during the war years and widely considered to be the best Rupert annual ever. Front cover shows Rupert holding a paddle and waving while Algy looks on from a little boat. First story Rupert and the Red Egg. 118 pages. Backstrip missing. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Boards a little grubby. Name in belongs to box. Front joint split but binding thread holding. Some hinges pulled. Page 15/16 detached but present. Foxing and browning throughout. A few pages have a tear to lower margin, sometimes affecting text.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1953 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318461
Published by Daily Express. 1953. Good condition.

Pictorial covers - Rupert, Bill Badger and Algy sitting on a fence. 120 pages. 1st story Rupert and Miranda. Painting page and puzzle pages. Covers are worn with foxing. Child's writing to front cover and large split to front edge of spine (2" at base). Small patch of surface paper damage to front free-endpaper. Name in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Painting contest partially completed but still present. Textblock and page margins are grubby.

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