"The Story of Doctor Dolittle" told and illustrated by Hugh Lofting. Published by J. B. Lippincott Co., copyright 1948, fifty-second impression.
Doctor Dolittle was a little, lovable, old doctor who so many animal pets all over his house and garden that his patients finally would not come to see him any more, and he became poorer and poorer ( the way some good doctors do). But as he grew poorer he grew busier for he became the animals own doctor and his fame spread far and wide among them. At last came a call from the monkeys in Africa, suffering from an epidemic, and the good doctor set sail at once.
The adventures of his marvelous journey across the ocean, through the high kingdom of the Jollijinki and back again by way of the Canaries, make a story with chuckles of sheer joy in every line. In return for his services in Africa the Doctor is presented with a brand new pet, an animal called the Pushme-Pullyu, which has two heads so it can eat and talk at the same time without being impolite. He is charmed with the creature and it becomes the means of his living in comfort for the rest of his days.
172 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips, tears, or writing. The dust Jacket has some wear which you can see in the pictures. The dust jacket is covered with a protective mylar plastic cover.