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RUPERT ANNUAL 1958
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1321651
Published by Daily Express. 1958. 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 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.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1822382
Published by Daily Express. 1941. Fair 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. 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.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1960
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2135126
Published by Daily Express. 1960. Fair condition.

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!

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1969
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2135125
Published by Daily Express. 1969. Almost very good condition.

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.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1954 - THE NEW RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2134856
Published by Daily Express. 1954. Almost very 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. 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.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1951 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1321191
Published by Daily Express. 1951. Almost very good condition.

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.

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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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