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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 2014
Written by Stuart Trotter. Illustrated by Stuart Trotter; Alex Cubie; John Harrold.
Stock no. 1318383
Published by Egmont Uk Limited. 2014. Fine condition.

Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Front cover shows Rupert carrying a lantern through the snow. Contains stories and activities from the 1978, 1980, 2001, 1982 annuals. Includes stories by Stuart Trotter and new illustrations. ISBN: 9781405272087. Minimal rubbing at corners.
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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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RUPERT ANNUAL 1968
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1318149
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 slightly bumped. Foxing to endpapers. No names, not price-cut. Magic paintings have been completed. Hinge between pages 62 and 63 is partially cracked. There is light page browning/foxing at the edges. A very nice copy.
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RUPERT ANNUAL 1974
No author listed. Illustrated by Alex Cubie.
Stock no. 1318084
Published by Daily Express. 1974. Very good condition.

Pictorial laminated boards - Rupert in the snow holding a chick made of snow. 1st story Rupert and the Iron Spade. The first cover design and endpapers by Alex Cubie. Spine and corners slightly bumped. No names, NOT price-cut. Some grubby fingermarks to page margins. A couple of small tears at inner margins. One page has creases to top corner.
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