Doctor Dolittle being the History of his Peculiar Life at Home and astonishing adventures in Foreign Parts.
Jonathan Cape, 1922.
First UK edition, first printing. 8vo. 186pp. Original blue boards with black titles & atractive illustrative animal blindstamping to front board (as issued). A very good copy with none of the usual chipping or splitting to cloth. Hinges strong. A few light marks to boards. Some lightening to spine. Internally complete. Some foxing to endpapers & occasional within text. No inscriptions.
The first Doctor Dolittle title written & illustrated by Hugh Lofting. Doctor Dolittle is a physician who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own language.
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