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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. Covers are rubbed at edges with some light foxing and light crease to lower front corner. Name and date in ink in belongs to box, slight transfer of ink to facing page (inside front cover). Price NOT cut. Some vertical creases to pages and some light page browning. A nice, bright copy overall.
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 worn, spine starting to split along front edge. 2" tear to inner margin of front free-endpaper. Child's messy name in ink to belongs to box (and outside). Blue ink date stamp to lower margin of title-page. Price NOT cut. Large tear (5") to inner margin of page 5/6. Stamp puzzle strip has been cut out and removed. Colouring contest page messily completed. Some numbers written in pencil and biro to lower page margins. Light finger creases to page margins.
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. Spine missing, edges rubbed & worn. Boards a little dull. Front joint cracked. Rear joint starting to crack. Name in belongs to box. Heavy pencil erased from verso of title page and also belongs to box. Page 77 has loss to lower margin but this does not affect the text. Contents browned and a little grubby. A good reading copy.
Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert with lantern, pulling a large sledge of holly. Magic painting pages. 115 pages. Top 1-2" of spine are MISSING. Rest of spine has varying amounts of splitting to both sides. Corners are bumped with wear. Belongs to box has name erased. NOT price-cut. Grubby marks. Some doodles in places (e.g. front endpaper), some crayoning in, crayon also to Magic Paintings - which are DONE. Some creasing to pages and grubby marks. This is a WORKING copy ONLY!
Colour laminated boards - Rupert sitting on rock looking into stream. 1st story Rupert & the Whistlefish. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Top 1" of spine is MISSING. Belongs to box has name erased. NOT price-cut. Some margin marks. Puzzles are clean.
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. Splits to top and tail of spine; a bit of loss to base of spine; chipping to laminate. Bumping to corners. A few marks to covers. NOT price-cut. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Painting contest is DONE. Foxing to outer page edges; some margin marks.
Colour pictorial boards - Rupert at front of a huge snow scene. 1st story Rupert and Doctor Lion. 124 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Spine has split along rear edge and has been glued down. Slight loss to to top of spine. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Contents clean.
RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 17 - RUPERT AND THE DOUBLE DREAM
Written by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1821807
Published by Daily Express. 1953. Good condition.
Title story Rupert And The Double Dream. Also includes Rupert and the Pink Sheep. 22 pages. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. Covers grubby and creased, tiny closed tear (no loss to top edge of front cover). Windmill puzzle done in biro. Clear tape repair to inside lower half of gutter (neat). Creasing and tiny closed tear to first couple of lower page margins. Creasing & grubby marks to contents from fingers turning pages.
RUPERT ANNUAL 1939 (FACSIMILE) - THE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1321015
Published by Daily Express. 1991. Very good condition.
Facsimile of the 4th Rupert annual (1939). Colour pictorial boards, red cloth spine. Black/red/white illustrations throughout. 125 pages. The 'look and feel' of the original perfectly captured by this magnificent reproduction. ISBN: 085079241X. Small nick to lower edge of front cover. Cover edges slightly rubbed. Top corner of front cover slightly worn and colour has been touched up (not particularly well). Light foxing to top edge of textblock.
Pictorial card wraps - Rupert running after a tiny dragon. 1st story Rupert and the Top Hat. Covers are very worn and creased. Old tape repairs to spine and cover edges. Rear cover is detached but held on to binding with old browned tape. Name and address in biro to belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Island puzzle done. Contents are a bit grubby throughout.
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. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Some loss to top of spine and a further split. Child's name and age in pencil in belongs to box. Painting contest done. Puzzles to pages 42 and 98 done. NOT price-cut. Some fingermarks to page margins throughout.
Colour pictorial boards - Rupert on snow-covered hill pulling a dog on a sledge. 1st story Rupert and the Lost List. Magic Painting pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some chipping to laminate on spine. , which is also browned. Gold name label stuck to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Magic Paintings are DONE. Page edge browning. Illustrations are still lovely and bright!