Item #140946151 The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never Before Printed. Hugh Lofting.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never Before Printed.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never Before Printed.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never Before Printed.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never Before Printed.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never Before Printed.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never Before Printed.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never Before Printed.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never Before Printed.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never Before Printed.

The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never Before Printed.

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1920.

First edition, first printing. Signed by Hugh Lofting on the half-title and inscribed, "Sincerely Yours: Hugh Lofting: New York: Nov. 11 '21." [x], 180 pp. Bound in publisher's orange cloth stamped in blue with pictorial onlay to front cover; lacking the scarce dust jacket. Chromolithographic frontispiece with tissue guard depicting "The Farewell Feast", 9 full page illustrations and numerous in-text illustrations, 2 tipped-in black and white halftone plates. Very Good with slight lean to binding with tender hinges. Light soiling and edge wear, faint staining to covers, ripple to front. Several hinges over-opened throughout; bottom corners bumped. Three full page illustrations and 5 in-text illustrations have been colored in with pencil, neatly.

Dr. Dolittle, the traveler who can talk to animals, has become a classic figure in Anglo-American children's literature. Hugh Lofting (1886-1947) served in the Irish Guards during WWI, and the letters he wrote home to his children were the origin of the books he published some years later. Item #140946151

Price: $4,200.00

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