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LOFTING, Hugh.

The Story of Doctor Dolittle.

Being the History of His Regular Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Illustrated by the Author.

New York, Frederick A. Stoke Co., 1920 Stock Code: 127454
£1,500.00
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First edition, first printing, of the first title in the Doctor Dolittle series. 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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Description

Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in bright blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins, original endpapers bound in at front, blue white and red patterned endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece, calligraphic title and 32 illustrations by the author, of which 11 are full-page, 2 of these printed on plate paper.

Condition

Neat small ownership signature to half-title, an excellent copy in a fine binding.

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