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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 1960
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2131860
Published by Daily Express. 1960. Almost very good condition.

Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert with lantern, pulling a large sledge of holly. Magic painting pages. 115 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Chipping to laminate, with some loss, mostly to top and tail of spine. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Foxing to title page, outer page edges. Magic Paintings are DONE! Crossword has been done in pencil. Page margin marks.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1962
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318501
Published by Daily Express. 1962. Very good condition.

Glazed boards - Rupert throwing a snowball on front cover. Magic painting pages. 115 pages. Spine and corners bumped. One magic painting page has been removed (pg69), the others have been completed. Endpapers lightly browned. No names and price NOT cut.

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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 1945 - A NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1818418
Published by Daily Express. 1945. Good condition.

Colour pictorial card wraps - Rupert flying on winged bicycle. 1st story Rupert and the Reindeer. 9.5x7 inches. 120 pages. Backstrip missing. Rear cover almost detached due to missing backstrip. Covers lightly creased and a little grubby. Name in belongs to box. Price-cut. Some hinges pulled. Contents generally clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1945 - A NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318463
Published by Daily Express. 1945. Fair condition.

Colour pictorial card wraps - Rupert flying on winged bicycle. 1st story Rupert and the Reindeer. 9.5x7 inches. 120 pages. Covers are worn, creased and grubby. Child's name in pencil in belongs to box, lower half of same page torn out and missing (cross-path puzzle on reverse side). Rear cover is split at spine edge, 3" at base. Page corners are creased throughout. Contents are very grubby. A fair copy of the Harrison printing (without red endpapers).

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1947 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318462
Published by Daily Express. 1947. Fair condition.

Pictorial card wraps - Rupert running after a tiny dragon. 1st story Rupert and the Top Hat. Front cover is grubby, foxed and worn. Rear cover is MISSING. Lower corner tip missing from front cover. Erased details from belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Page corner tips are creased throughout. Contents are grubby with foxing.

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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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RUPERT ANNUAL 1958
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318455
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 slightly worn. Creases to lower corners of covers (light). No names but price-cut. Colouring contest page completed but still present. Some light foxing to textblock.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1970
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318415
Published by Daily Express. 1970. Good condition.

Colour pictorial glazed boards - Rupert climbing up a slope and waving. 1st story Rupert and the Outlaws. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Light browning to covers. Spine and corners bumped. Child's name and address in belongs to box (mess). Price cut. Light foxing and fingering to page margins and some page corner tips lightly creased.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1985
Written by Alfred Bestall; James Henderson. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; John Harrold.
Stock no. 1318394
Published by Express Newspapers Ltd.. 1985. 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. Some pale page browning else contents clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1966
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318328
Published by Daily Express. 1966. Very good condition.

Dark blue laminated boards. Front cover shows Rupert and chums in a flying saucer. First story - Rupert and the Magic Ball. Includes Magic Paintings. Spine and corners bumped. NO names, price-cut. Dot-to-dot on page 32/33 done. Magic Paintings done with some transfer of paint onto pages 62 and 71.

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