|Title: Rupert: The Daily Express Annual No. 27|
Illustrator: Alfred Bestall
Year: 1962 (First Edition)
Publisher: Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.
Description: Scarce annual consisting of 5 stories in picture strip format – four captioned, full-colour frames to a page – several games and puzzles, plus instructions for making paper robins.
Illustrated endpapers and pastedowns.
Glazed pictorial boards have some loss at the rear where they meet the spine. Corners lightly bumped. Virtually all of the spine is missing; only 15 cm (6″) remains. Not price-clipped (bears original price of 5/-). Neat dedication on ownership panel. Magic Paintings neatly filled in. Some negligible ballpoint marks on front pastedown. Pages are subjected to varying degrees of foxing/staining – several have circular stains after a damp cup or jar. Two pages are slightly torn.
Measures 10″ × 7.5″ (25.5 cm × 19 cm). 4to. 115 pp.