Title: Rupert: The Daily Express Annual No. 33
Illustrator: Alfred Bestall
Year: 1968 (First Edition)
Publisher: Beaverbook Newspapers Ltd.
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Rare annual consisting of 4 stories in picture strip format – four captioned, full-colour frames to a page – instructions on how to make models of lilies and fish, plus several games and puzzles (all unsolved).
This was the last annual to feature Rupert's Magic Paintings.
Illustrated pastedowns and endpapers depict a scene titled The Hoverboat Race.
Glazed pictorial boards have slightly bumped corners and some negligible damage to the tail of the spine. Other than that, they are in excellent condition. Previous owner's name neatly written in ownership panel. Unclipped (bears original price of 6/-). Pages are in immaculate condition: crisp, clean, and bright. Only a handful of the Magic Paintings have been attempted.
Measures 10″ × 7.5″ (25.5 cm × 19 cm). 4to. 114 pp.