1922 Rare Book - The Story of DOCTOR DOLITTLE told & illustrated by Hugh Lofting.
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Author: Hugh Lofting.
Title: The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never Before Printed.
Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1922. 10th printing of the First edition published in 1920.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xvi-180 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine, original full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in such a nice condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated by the author.
The book: Rare and attractive early printing of The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts (1920), written and illustrated by the British author Hugh Lofting. It is the first of his Doctor Dolittle books, a series of children's novels about a man who learns to talk to animals and becomes their champion around the world. It was one of the novels in the series which was adapted into the 1967 film Doctor Dolittle. Hugh Lofting's character, Doctor John Dolittle, an English physician from "Puddleby-on-the-Marsh" in the West Country, who could speak to animals, first saw light in illustrated letters written to his children from the trenches, when actual news, he later said, was too horrible or too dull. The stories are set in early Victorian England in the 1820s–1840s...
The author: Hugh John Lofting (14 January 1886 – 26 September 1947) was an English author trained as a civil engineer, who created the classic children's literature character of Doctor Dolittle. It first appeared in illustrated letters to his children written by Lofting from the British Army trenches in the First World War.
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