Title: Rupert: The Daily Express Annual No. 31
Illustrator: Alfred Bestall
Year: 1966 (First Edition)
Publisher: Beaverbook Newspapers Ltd.
Book Condition: Fair
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Rare annual consisting of picture-strip stories – with 4 captioned, full-colour frames to a page – a game titled "Explore Nutwood Village"; plus a dot-to-dot puzzle (completed in pencil).
Illustrated endpapers and pastedowns depict "Rupert by the Waterfall".
Glazed pictorial boards have a 'scar' at the front (refer to image). Corners bumped (lower is chipped). 3 cm missing from the head of the spine. Tail is slightly damaged. Ownership panel has neat dedication in red ballpoint. Not price-clipped (6/-). Magic Paintings neatly completed. A hint of foxing on edges of some pages. One or two have some scribbled 'patterns' in coloured pencil, and another has some stains left after the Magic Painting opposite. Otherwise all other pages are unmarked. A handful are creased. The first three pages have become slightly loose at the top, but remain in place.
Measures 10″ × 7.5″ (25.5 cm × 19 cm). 4to. 115 pp.