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RUPERT ANNUAL 1937 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2127763
Published by Daily Express. 1937. Almost very good condition.

The second Rupert annual. Colour pictorial boards showing Rupert and chums on a bridge. 1st story Rupert and the Snow Machine. Red cloth spine, black lettering. 124 pages. 7.5x10". Red and black illustrations throughout. Spine and corners are bumped and worn. Chipping and wear along cover edges. A few small scuff marks to covers, with a few pencil marks and some foxing/grubby marks. Name and date in belongs to box in ink. Some minor colouring to first 31 pages (A blue pencil colour has been used). Foxing to outer page edges and page margins and some pages internally. Binding is nice and tight for its age. A couple of hinges are a little pulled. A few small page margin nicks/tears.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2127424
Published by Daily Express. 1941. Good 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. 5" loss to bottom of spine; some splitting/chipping to rest of spine. Scuffing and a bit of surface paper damage to covers. Bumping to corners. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Binding is starting to feel a little weak, where there is loss to spine. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges; a few light marks to pages, but contents are still generally very good.
Located at: Stella Books, Tintern

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1940 - RUPERT'S ADVENTURE BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2127423
Published by Daily Express. 1940. Good condition.

Pictorial boards and spine. Picture of Rupert drawing on wall on front cover. Colour pictures throughout. Splits to both sides of spine - but webbing from binding is holding covers and contents together. Some chipping to cover edges, with heavy wear. Scuffing; a bit of surface paper damage. Surface paper damage to belongs to box, where name has been erased. Foxing to endpapers, pastedowns and outer page edges. A few hinges are pulled.
Located at: Stella Books, Tintern

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1943 - MORE RUPERT ADVENTURES
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2127420
Published by Daily Express. 1943. Good condition.

Front cover shows Rupert releasing a butterfly. 1st story Rupert and the Circus Dog. 119 pages. Pictorial card wraps. Bottom 2" of backstrip are MISSING. Other chipping/splits to spine. Creases vertically to covers, but a few to corners. Some grubby marks to covers. Name in pencil to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Painting page to prelims of book has been partially done with water colours. Grubby marks to outer page edges and a few to page margins. Contents are nice and bright.
Located at: Stella Books, Tintern

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1940 (FACSIMILE) - RUPERT'S ADVENTURE BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2127328
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. Foxing to endpapers, prelims, outer page edges and some page margins. Belongs to box is clean.
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RUPERT A BEAR'S LIFE
Written by George Perry. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2127084
Published by Pavilion Books; Michael Joseph. 1st 1985. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than 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. Wrapper spine is faded.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1991
Written by James Henderson; Ian Robinson. Illustrated by John Harrold; Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2127023
Published by Daily Express. 1991. Slightly better than very good condition.

Tall format glazed boards - Rupert on rock at seashore with dove. Pictorial endpapers by Alfred Bestall, cover design by John Harrold. ISBN: 0850792428. Not price-cut or Inscribed. Foxing to outer page edges.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1938 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2126694
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". Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A little chipping along cover edges. A few marks to spine. Name in ink to belongs to box. Some margin/page edge marks. Chipping to edges of last few pages of book. Overall, still a very good copy!
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1946 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2126449
Published by Daily Express. 1946. 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. Tape marks/glue residue to spine, cover edges and hinges internally. A couple of splits to spine; some chipping, with a little loss. Scuff marks and edge-chipping to rear cover. Name in ink to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Foxing. Staples have rusted through some pages.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1968
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2126226
Published by Daily Express. 1968. Slightly better than 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. Light bumping to spine and a couple of corners. NOT price-cut or Inscribed. A little foxing to outer page edges. Illustrations are lovely and bright! Magic Paintings: One has been partially completed, with a little transfer to painting on opposite page.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1968
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2126224
Published by Daily Express. 1968. Slightly better than 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. A little bumping to a couple of corners and top and tail of spine. NOT price-cut or inscribed. Page browning. First Magic Painting has been done; rest are NOT touched!
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1968
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1610693
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, with a little wear. Inscription to front endpaper. NOT price-cut. Belongs To box completed in ink. Grubby mark to list of contents. Scattered foxing. Four of the Magic Paintings have been completed; four appear to be untouched.
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