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RUPERT ANNUAL 1945 - A NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1322507
Published by Daily Express. 1945. Slightly better than very good condition.

Colour pictorial card wraps - Rupert flying on winged bicycle. 1st story Rupert and the Reindeer. 9.5x7 inches. 120 pages. Minimal rubbing to spine and corners. Some light marks to rear cover. Inscription in ink inside front cover. Name and address in pencil in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Joints are pulled with some evidence of glue seeping out during the binding process, binding still tight. One page (105/6) is lightly creased. This is an unusually bright copy.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1960
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1322497
Published by Daily Express. 1960. Very good condition.

Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert with lantern, pulling a large sledge of holly. Magic painting pages. 115 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Vertical creases to front cover. NO names, price NOT cut. Magic paintings only partially completed. Tear to lower margin of one of the painting pages. Puzzle pages clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1969
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2136528
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. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Belongs to box is clean. Price-cut. Foxing and browning to outer page edges and page margins.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1971
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2136527
Published by Daily Express. 1971. Almost very good condition.

Colour pictorial glazed boards - Rupert climbing into a cave with a bucket and spade. 1st story Rupert and the Gomnies. 115 pages. 10 x 7inches. Splits to both sides of top of spine. Bumping to corners. Small inscription in pencil to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Foxing to outer page edges. Illustrations are lovely and bright!

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1965
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2136503
Published by Daily Express. 1965. Almost 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. 1" tear with chipping to top of spine; smaller chips and nicks to other corners and rest of spine. Name in pencil to belongs to box. Price-cut. Magic Paintings are mostly DONE, a couple of pencil scribble. Browning to pages and foxing to outer page edges.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1950 - ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1322342
Published by Daily Express. 1950. Good 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 missing and replaced with white sticky-backed fabric. Corners slightly rubbed/worn. Covers generally bright. Front joint cracked at top 1.5". Erased pencil name in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Some pencil underlining to the instructions for Rupert's Swing on page 54. Some page corner tips lightly creased.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 2013
No author listed. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; Enid Ash; Stuart Trotter; John Harrold.
Stock no. 1322337
Published by Egmont Uk Limited. 2013. Nearly fine condition.

Cover shows a scene from "Rupert and the Go-Kart Race" - the new story by Stuart Trotter. Annual no. 78. ISBN: 9781405267656.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1957
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1322287
Published by Daily Express. 1957. Very good condition.

Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert in air balloon with springs. 1st story is Rupert & the Crackerjack. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. Top & tail of spine lightly rubbed. Light rubbing to top corners, rear top corner has a small bump. Boards very lightly scuffed. Name in belongs to box and inscription in ink to top of title page. NOT price-cut. Colouring contest and puzzles clean. A few margin marks (light).

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1957
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2136290
Published by Daily Express. 1957. Very good condition.

Glazed boards. Front cover shows Rupert in air balloon with springs. 1st story is Rupert & the Crackerjack. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks to covers. Ink stamps to front pastedown. Name in ink to belongs to box. Price-cut. Painting Puzzle DONE and Colouring Contest to rear is also done, with entry form filled out; some pencil writing to opposite page. Browning to outer page edges.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1973
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2136226
Published by Daily Express. 1973. Very good condition.

Pictorial laminated boards - Rupert playing in a tree. 1st story Rupert and the Bouncers. The last cover design by Alfred Bestall - and the first with a white-faced Rupert. This change caused Bestall to resign. 115 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Bumping to spine and corners. Price-cut. Name in ink to belongs to box. Pink pen/paint marks to page 59. Foxing and browning to outer page edges.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1949
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2136225
Published by Daily Express. 1949. Fair condition.

Last Rupert annual issued in card wraps - Rupert carol singing. 1st story Rupert & Ninky. 120 pages. 9.5x7 ins. Damage and loss to front cover: 3" x between quarter to 1" across edge of front cover. Further tears to covers. Some paper loss to spine. Foxing and browning to covers. Inscription to belongs to box; this page is also very foxed with grubby marks; torn at edges, but much less loss than front cover. NOT price-cut. Foxing and margin marks throughout, but contents are still readable and illustrations are generally bright. A reading copy.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1955
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2136196
Published by Daily Express. 1955. Almost very good condition.

Colour laminated boards - Rupert hiking in a field. 1st story Rupert and Poll Parrot. 10x7 inches. 107 pages. 1" split to top of spine on one side; smaller split to other side. Bumping also to spine and corners. Erased name to belongs to box (rubbed out, but can still be seen). NOT price-cut. Contents are very good; puzzle pages are not done, although Painting Contest has been partially attempted.

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