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1925 DOCTOR DOLITTLE Hugh Lofting Hardcover Mylar Dust Jacket

Regular price $250.00

1925 DOCTOR DOLITTLE by Hugh Lofting Hardcover. This is a 17th printing first edition.  The book's corners are bumped and wear is commensurate with age. It has been placed in a protective mylar sleeve. The binding is sound and there aren't any obvious signs of inscriptions, marginalization, or dog eared pages.


"Dr. Dolittle," which was first published in 1920, was later revised after the author's death, to edit out politically incorrect passages. For example, in one part of the original book, the doctor agrees to help an African prince who wants to marry a Caucasian princess by bleaching his skin. Not all classic literature has kept up with the evolution of the times. However, the original work still needs to be preserved as a piece of history in an appropriate facility. This is a wonderful addition for a banned book collection.




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