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RUPERT ANNUAL 1977
No author listed. Illustrated by Alex Cubie.
Stock no. 1322855
Published by Daily Express. 1977. Slightly better than very good condition.

Pictorial glazed boards - Rupert walking with 2 penguins. 1st story Rupert and the Winkybickies. The last Rupert annual drawn by Alex Cubie. 115 pages. 10x7 inches. ISBN: 0850790832. Minimal rubbing to corners and minimal bumping to spine. NOT inscribed or price-cut. Pale page edges browning and some light foxing to textblock else contents clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1972
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1322854
Published by Daily Express. 1972. Almost very good condition.

Pictorial glazed boards - Rupert and chums enjoying a picnic. 1st story Rupert's Deep Sea Adventure. 115 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Slight fading to spine. Child's name and address in belongs to box, doodling to contents page. Price-cut. Contents otherwise clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1939 (FACSIMILE) - THE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2138150
Published by Daily Express. 1991. Slightly better than 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. Some light fading to spine. Foxing/browning to outer page edges. Belongs to box is clean!

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1936 (FACSIMILE) - THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2138087
Published by Daily Express. 1985. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Collectors numbered edition. Facsimile of the first Rupert annual (1936). Red/black pictorial cloth. Red, black and white illustrations throughout. A collectors item in itself. ISBN: 0850791499. This is Copy No. 4576. Light bumping to spine and corners. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and page margins. Wrapper is edge-creased, faded to spine, with some foxing; mostly to flaps; a few nicks at corners.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1963
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2137915
Published by Daily Express. 1963. Slightly better than very good condition.

Laminated pictorial boards showing Rupert sitting on a rock having just caught a Merchild in his fishing net. 1st story Rupert and the Birthday Present. 115 pages. Tiny knocks to top and tail of spine. NOT price-cut OR Inscribed. Magic Paintings are CLEAN and NOT done. Illustrations are lovely and bright. A very nice copy indeed!

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1950 - ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1322844
Published by Daily Express. 1950. Almost very 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. Covers are slightly edge rubbed.Tiny amount of loss to base of spine, small tear (but no loss) at top of spine. Name and address in pencil in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Puzzle pages are clean and unused. Contents are beautifully bright and clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1948 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1322843
Published by Daily Express. 1948. Almost very good condition.

Pictorial paper wraps. Front cover shows Rupert running with a little dog on a lead. A rainbow is in the background. 1st story is Rupert and Jack Frost. 120 pages. 9.5 x 7 inches. Slight rubbing and creasing to covers, there is a light vertical crease to centre of front cover. Name and address in ink in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Some faint pencil marks to Balloon Puzzle. Some lower page corner tips creased. Last 40 pages are browned but clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1942 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2137387
Published by Daily Express. 1942. Good condition.

Pictorial card wraps - Rupert waving from castle ramparts. Produced during the second world war when paper shortages were at their worst, this is the rarest of all the Rupert annuals. Printed only by Harrison. Front cover and spine are 'detached' from the binding; covers are holding on by rear join. Bottom 2" of spine are MISSING; a further 1" of surface paper loss. Creasing to cover corners; some grubby marks. Surface paper damage to bottom half of front cover, where a sticker has been; remains of sticker. NOT price-cut. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Grubby margins throughout. Binding at page 72/73 is mis-placed (stitching in wrong place). Illustrations are still lovely and bright!

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1947 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2137385
Published by Daily Express. 1947. Slightly better than very good condition.

Pictorial card wraps - Rupert running after a tiny dragon. 1st story Rupert and the Top Hat. Light wear to top an tail of spine, which has a little browning. Name/inscription in ink to belongs to box. NOT price-cut. A few marks to belongs to page. Browning to pages, but puzzles are clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1939 (FACSIMILE) - THE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1322770
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. Covers slightly edge rubbed. Evidence of removal of a small label to front cover. Contents fine.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 12 - RUPERT AND NEDDY
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Enid Ash; Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2137195
Published by Daily Express. 1952. Almost very good condition.

Title story Rupert And Neddy. Also includes Rupert And The Silent Dog, an original Bestall story for this series. 22 pages. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. 2" split to base of spine. Some marks and wear to covers. Name in ink to inside front cover. Foxing and some margin marks, but contents are generally still very good.

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RUPERT ADVENTURE SERIES No. 17 - RUPERT AND THE DOUBLE DREAM
Written by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2137194
Published by Daily Express. 1953. Good condition.

Title story Rupert And The Double Dream. Also includes Rupert and the Pink Sheep. 22 pages. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. 3-5" tear to base of spine; smaller split to top of spine. Grubby marks to covers. Inscription in ink to inside front cover. Page creasing; some marks.

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