Doctor Dolittle in the Moon


Author: Hugh Lofting

Illustrator: Hugh Lofting

LOFTING, Hugh. Doctor Dolittle in the Moon. [NY]: Frederick A. Stokes and Co [1928]. 12mo, xii 307pp. Purple cloth stamped in green with full-color pictorial paper label affixed to the front cover. Full-color pictorial endpapers; full-color frontispiece and numerous b&w illustrations. A bright, clean copy with slight rubbing at edges of boards, minimal interior soiling, minute cocking to spine, in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped, with slight chipping around upper and lower edges).

First Edition. The eighth book in the Doctor Dolittle series.Doctor Dolittle has landed on the Moon. He meets Otho Bludge the Moon Man, a Stone Age artist who was the only human on the Moon when it broke away from the Earth. The animals of the Moon flock to Doctor Dolittle, and he discovers how to communicate with the intelligent plants there. But will the lunar flora and fauna ever let him leave? A beautiful first edition copy in the original dust jacket.