The Story of Doctor Dolittle.
Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts.
First UK edition, first printing of the first title in the Doctor Dolittle series first published in America in 1920. Though born in England, Lofting settled in Connecticut and had his first book published in New York. The book is attractively illustrated with his own naïve pen-and-ink drawings.
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Octavo. Original blue cloth boards, titles to spine and front cover in black, image blocked in blind on front cover, illustrated endpapers. Frontispiece 10 full-page illustrations, 12 illustrations in text, all by the author. Bumping to corners with a touch of rubbing, ends of spine rubbed and with a closed tear, spine lightly faded, pages toned. A very good copy.