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.