The Story of Doctor Dolittle

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The Story of Doctor Dolittle

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Lofting, Hugh. NY: Frederick A. Stokes, 1920 (1920). 8vo. First edition. Orange cloth stamped in blue with color pictorial p/o.

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One of the most famous and enduring children's books ever published, The Story of Doctor Dolittle (the doctor who can talk with animals) became the first in a series by Hugh Lofting that finally encompassed 13 volumes (a sequel, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, won the Newbery Medal in 1923). A stand-out in any collection, this first edition is in About Fine condition with the original tissue paper guarding the color frontispiece. Illustrated by the author in black and white.