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BLACKIE'S CHILDREN'S ANNUAL 25TH YEAR
Written by Madeline Barnes; Constance Heward; Jessie Pope; Eleanor B. Simeon; et al. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; Rene Bull; Harry Rountree; H.R. Millar; Anne Anderson; S.G. Hulme Beaman; et al..
Stock no. 1321154
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Very good condition.

Large format. Orange cloth spine with black titles. Colour pictorial front board shows boy and girl hanging balloons and decorations. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. First story A Couple of Guineas. Spine and corners bumped, cover edges rubbed. Name plate to front pastedown (name not filled in). Foxing, mainly to textblock. Tobacco smell to contents.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1991
Written by James Henderson; Ian Robinson. Illustrated by John Harrold; Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1821806
Published by Daily Express. 1991. Fine condition.

Tall format glazed boards - Rupert on rock at seashore with dove. Pictorial endpapers by Alfred Bestall, cover design by John Harrold. ISBN: 0850792428. A fine copy.

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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.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1947 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1320801
Published by Daily Express. 1947. Fair condition.

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.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1954 - THE NEW RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1320800
Published by Daily Express. 1954. Good condition.

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.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1967
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2134447
Published by Daily Express. 1967. Very good condition.

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!

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1965
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2134446
Published by Daily Express. 1965. Very good condition.

Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert carrying a Christmas tree. 1st story Rupert & Gaffer. Magic Painting pages. 115 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Browning to spine, which also has some laminate chipping, mostly at base. Gold name label stuck to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Magic Paintings are Mostly done - a couple only have small amounts of colour to them. Pages 109 - 114 have spotting/foxing to margins.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1961
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2134445
Published by Daily Express. 1961. Good condition.

Pictorial laminated boards showing Rupert on a swing. 1st story Rupert and the Hearth-Rug. Includes puzzle page and Magic Painting pages. Spine is browned and bumped. Wear top corners. Couple of inch splits to top and tail of spine. Front joint is cracked with stitching showing and pulling - binding is becoming weak. Yellow crayon to endpapers. Front endpaper is partially torn out at top. Name in ink with gold name label stuck over in belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Magic Paintings are DONE! A few damp/brown marks to margins on last few pages.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1950 - ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1320665
Published by Daily Express. 1950. Fair condition.

Annual format returns to hardback with this issue but is much thinner than earlier hardbacks. Pictorial boards - Rupert riding a huge seashell. 1st story Rupert's Silver Trumpet. 120 pages. 10x7 ins. Backstrip is missing. Corners worn, covers edge rubbed and foxed. Small ink mark to front free-endpaper. Inscription in ink (blue biro) to belongs to page and child's biro writing in belongs to box. Price-cut. Slight margin loss to pages 9-12 (text not affected). Grubby marks to page margins throughout.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1969
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1320524
Published by Daily Express. 1969. Very good condition.

Colour laminated boards - Rupert sitting on rock looking into stream. 1st story Rupert & the Whistlefish. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. Spine and corners bumped. NOT price-cut or inscribed. Light printing error of faint black streaks just besides the price on title-page. Contents clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1962
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2134338
Published by Daily Express. 1962. Almost very good condition.

Glazed boards - Rupert throwing a snowball on front cover. Magic painting pages. 115 pages. Spine is browned; small split to base. Bumping to corners; a few marks to covers. Names in ink; one scribbled out, with gold name label stuck over to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Foxing and a few other marks to outer page edges. A few margin marks. Magic Paintings are DONE.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1968
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2134336
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. Laminate to spine is chipped and partially coming off. Bumping to spine and corners. Name in crayon and gold name label stuck over it to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Last page has some ink/pencil doodles/writing. Pages 39/40 have a couple of splash marks. Magic Paintings are DONE. Some page edge browning.

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