Title: Rupert: The Daily Express Annual No. 39
Illustrator: Alex Cubie
Year: 1974 (First Edition)
Publisher: Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd.
Remarks: Price-clipped; inscribed
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: No. 39 in the long-running series, is the first to feature illustrations by Cubie. Consists of 4 stories in picture strip format – four captioned, full-colour frames to a page – a game and a puzzle (unsolved), plus instructions on how to make a model of a paper yacht.
Nostalgic illustrated pastedowns and endpapers depict a scene titled Rupert at the Fishing Haven.
Were it not for the bumped corners, the glazed pictorial boards would be as new. Previous owner's name neatly printed in black ballpoint in ownership panel. Price-clipped. Apart from some negligible dog-ears on a few pages, the annual is as new.
Measures 10″ × 7.5″ (25.5 cm × 19 cm). 4to. 115 pp.