"The Story of Doctor Dolittle" was written and illustrated by Hugh Lofting. This is a first edition, 18th printing dated April 3, 1922. This rare, and hard to find children's book's full title is, "The Story of Doctor Dolittle - Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never Before Printed.". This collectors book contains 32 black and white pen drawings as well as a full color illustration on the Frontispiece with a tissue overlay. The blue and white illustrated end-papers feature a silhouette of Dr Dolittle and the animals climbing over a palm covered hill towards a ship.
This vintage book has orange cloth covers with a paste down illustration. Fish and shells border the illustration. The book is in good vintage condition. There is soiling on the front cover as well as bumping at the corners and some light wear along the top and bottom of the spine and one piece of frayed cloth at the top (see photos). The inside dedication page has some white-out of other markings where I presume an inscription was. The pages are otherwise clean and the binding is tight. The book measures approximately 8 1/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches and will be shipped Media Mail unless otherwise requested.
A rare children's book to find in such good condition and one that will please any bibliophile, children's juvenile literature collector or rare book enthusiast.
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The Story of Doctor Dollittle RARE Childrens Book by Hugh Lofting Frederick Stokes Publisher 1922