Doctor Dolittle's Return


Author: Hugh Lofting

Illustrator: Hugh Lofting

LOFTING, Hugh. Doctor Dolittle’s Return. Illustrated by the author. NY: Fred. A. Stokes, 1933. 12mo, xii 273pp. Orange cloth decoratively stamped in lavender and green with a color pictorial paper label affixed to front. Pictorial endpapers; full-color frontispiece and 14 full-page b&w illustrations. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, spine faded, small gift inscription dated 1954 on front free endpaper, else a clean, tight copy with a remarkably bright cover, in original color pictorial dust jacket (wear to edges, lightly soiled).

First edition. The story of Doctor Dolittle’s epic escape from the Moon, return to Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, and his quest to find the Doctor of Silence to help him write a book about the moon.