copyright 1967 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; J.B. Lippincott Company publishers, Philadelphia; hardbound in red embossed front board; very good condition; no dust jacket.
Selections from eight of the original Dr. Doolittle books recount the adventures of the eccentric resident of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh who speaks the language of the animals.
Hugh John Lofting (14 January 1886 – 26 September 1947) was a British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle, one of the classics of children's literature. He traveled widely as a civil engineer, before enlisting in the Irish Guards regiment of the British Army to serve in the First World War. Not wishing to write to his children about the brutality of the war, he wrote imaginative letters which later became the foundation of the successful Doctor Dolittle novels for children.