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Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert in air balloon with springs. 1st story is Rupert & the Crackerjack. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. Top & tail of spine lightly rubbed. Light rubbing to top corners, rear top corner has a small bump. Boards very lightly scuffed. Name in belongs to box and inscription in ink to top of title page. NOT price-cut. Colouring contest and puzzles clean. A few margin marks (light).
Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert in air balloon with springs. 1st story is Rupert & the Crackerjack. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks to covers. Ink stamps to front pastedown. Name in ink to belongs to box. Price-cut. Painting Puzzle DONE and Colouring Contest to rear is also done, with entry form filled out; some pencil writing to opposite page. Browning to outer page edges.
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 spine and corners. Price-cut. Name in ink to belongs to box. Pink pen/paint marks to page 59. Foxing and browning to outer page edges.
Last Rupert annual issued in card wraps - Rupert carol singing. 1st story Rupert & Ninky. 120 pages. 9.5x7 ins. Damage and loss to front cover: 3" x between quarter to 1" across edge of front cover. Further tears to covers. Some paper loss to spine. Foxing and browning to covers. Inscription to belongs to box; this page is also very foxed with grubby marks; torn at edges, but much less loss than front cover. NOT price-cut. Foxing and margin marks throughout, but contents are still readable and illustrations are generally bright. A reading copy.
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. Rear board very lightly scuffed. NOT price-cut or inscribed.
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. Boards clean and bright, corners lightly bumped. Name in belongs to box. Price-cut. Top edge of text block has minor foxing. Contents are lovely and bright, puzzle pages NOT done.
Last Rupert annual issued in card wraps - Rupert carol singing. 1st story Rupert & Ninky. 120 pages. 9.5x7 ins. Covers are edge worn and creased, spine slightly darkened with slight loss at base and small tape repair at top. Small stains to front edge of spine at base (from glue used during binding process). Some foxspots to covers. Staples rusty. 1.5" horizontal tear to centre of front cover has been repaired with tape on inside of cover, small tear to rear cover likewise repaired. Inscription in ink to belongs to page with child's name and age in belongs to box. Price cut. Some grubby fingermarks to page margins throughout. Puzzle pages clean.
Pictorial boards and spine. Picture of Rupert drawing on wall on front cover. Colour pictures throughout. Covers are worn, grubby and scuffed. Inscription in ink to front pastedown and name and address in belongs to box. Doodles/scribbles to both pastedowns have been partially erased. Pencil doodles to verso of title-page. Contents are very grubby with some stains at margins and some tears. A good copy to work with.
Colour laminated boards - Rupert hiking in a field. 1st story Rupert and Poll Parrot. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. Minimal bumping and rubbing spine and corners, a few tiny marks to covers. NOT price cut, belongs to box clean. No names or inscriptions. Painting contest page clean and puzzle pages untouched. Endpapers lightly browned, some wrinkling to pastedowns caused by binding process.
Laminated pictorial boards. Front cover has head and shoulders of Rupert with sea in the background. First story is Rupert and the Copper Bird. Small chips and top and tail of spine. Belongs to box is clean. NOT price-cut. Colouring contest is partially (neatly) coloured. Browning and some foxing to outer page edges. The odd margin mark.
Colour pictorial boards - Rupert at front of a huge snow scene. 1st story Rupert and Doctor Lion. 124 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Spine is damaged (split) and has been re-glued and taped; a small piece of loss; also browned. Bumping and wear to corners; some foxing to covers. Inscriptions in ink to verso of front endpaper and belongs to box. Price-cut. Margin loss to bottom margin of pages 51-52. Page edge browning with some foxing. Page corners are a bit creased.
Laminated pictorial boards. Front cover has head and shoulders of Rupert with sea in the background. First story is Rupert and the Copper Bird. Some light bumping and wear to spine and corners. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Foxing to outer page edges and some margin marks. Painting contest is Clean!