Title: Rupert: The Daily Express Annual No. 43
Illustrator: John Harrold
Year: 1978 (First Edition)
Publisher: Express Newspapers, Ltd.
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Number 44 in the series features five stories documenting the escapades of everyone's favourite bear. Illustrated in full colour, in picture strip format, by John Harrold, this is the first Rupert annual to feature his work. Also includes a double-page spread with instructions for making paper seagulls with tails that flap, and a puzzle (unsolved).
Cover in superb condition, except for some minor wrinkling to the lower-right corner of the front and some slight indentations along the top. Only the lower corners are bumped. The spine has some slight creasing where it meets the covers, but is completely bump-free. Price-clipped. First 12 pages only slightly loose, otherwise binding very tight. Overall, a fantastic copy of a 30 year old annual. Contents in splendid condition; no marks, foxing or tanning whatsoever (other than a small stain to the bottom of one page). The "This Book Belongs To" panel is virgin.
Measures 10″ × 7.5″ (25.5 cm × 19 cm). 4to. 115 pp.