Limited Number edition # 12078. 1936 Facsimile Edition. Like new, unclipped, unread and not remaindered. Interior is crisp, clean and solid. Clean, bright black "ink" titles and Rupert figures to spine and front board. Dustjacket is lightly bumped to extremities, head & tail of spine. Tiny, almost imperceptible, puncture to the bottom edge of the front wrap. Couple of small smudges to the rear wrap. Handful of thin transparent tape strips to the inside of the dustjacket which held the old plastic protector in place. (Replaced with brodart jacket) Promotional wrap-around band is present and intact, shows a bit of shelfwear. From the promo wrap "This is a replica of a book that made publishing history. The first Rupert Annual. It appeared in 1936, the work of a storyteller-artist of genius, Alfred Bestall. Since then more than 35 million Rupert Annuals have been sold. This facsimile of that first edition is being published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of this most popular of children's books. In making of the superb collector's edition every effort has been made to reproduce not only the appearance but the very feel of the original."