Doctor Dolittle's Return
Author: Hugh Lofting
Illustrator: Hugh Lofting
LOFTING, Hugh. Doctor Dolittle's Return. NY: Frederick A. Stokes and Co., 1933. 12mo, xii 273pp. Orange cloth stamped in green and light purple with full-color pictorial paper label affixed to front cover. Full-color pictorial endpapers; full-color frontispiece and 14 b&w illustrations. A very good copy with minute rubbing to spine edges and corners of boards, bearing previous owner's inscription on front free endpapers, in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped, slight chipping to top of panels).
First Edition. The ninth Doctor Dolittle book.Tommy Stubbins waits for Doctor Dolittle's return from the Moon. When the Doctor returns he is anxious to write of what he has experienced. This proves more difficult than expected. The poignancy of the doctor's lunar experiences is juxtaposed with his hilarious attempts to be put into jail so he will be free of all responsibilities and will be able to write his book.