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RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 - THE RUPERT BOOK

Written by Alfred Bestall
Illustrated by Alfred Bestall
Published by Daily Express in 1941

RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Published by Daily Express. 1941. Hardback.

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.

Good condition. Backstrip worn and grayed with loss to top and tail. '1941' written in pencil beneath title on front cover. Board edges rubbed, corners worn, boards a little grubby. Top edge of text block has pencil marks. 'Rupert Book 1941' written in ink to front pastedown. Belongs to box completed and messily crossed out with red pencil. Red pencil scribble to title page and '6d' written in ink to top front corner. Remains of a piece of paper stuck to verso of contents page. Some underlining in red pencil to contents. Lower corner loss to page 41/42 (margin only). Rear joint cracked and stairs drawn in pencil to rear pastedown. A few marks to contents but contents generally very good for this annual.

Stock no. 1813648

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Published by Daily Express. 1941. Hardback.

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.

Good condition. Covers are very browned/darkened, with scuffing and wear; a few pencil marks. Heavy wear and bumping to corners. Original spine is MISSING; a colour facsimile has been used to reback book, with original covers laid down; a little fraying to cloth along edges. Front joint is 'repaired' with white tape. Date and inscription in ink to belongs to box page, which is also grubby. Grubby marks throughout. Page 15/16 is detached, but still present. White label repairs to pages 42-44 + 116/177. Large margin tear to page 17/18. A reading copy only.

Stock no. 2122148

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Contents

  • Rupert and the Red Egg
  • Rupert and the Baby Badger
  • Rupert and the Mystery Pond
  • Rupert and the Forest Fire
  • Rupert and the Lost Boat
  • Rupert and the Little Woodman
  • Rupert and the Sugar Bird