Lofting, Hugh

Hugh Lofting (1886-1947) was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire but spent most of his life in the US. He is best known for his series of books for children about Doctor Dolittle.

It's interesting to study the phenomenon of spine-pricing in the context of these Jonathan Cape editions between the Wars. The price is introduced to the spine between 1927 and 1929, and is removed between 1933 and 1937 (although the 1941 3rd printing of Doctor Dolittle's Return still retains it); it appears on the front flap throughout.
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Doctor Dolittle in the Moon, 1st UK edn 1929 (Hugh Lofting)The eighth title in the Doctor Dolittle series was first published in the US in 1928, and the following year by Jonathan Cape in Britain.

Jacket illustrations by the author.

ReproJacket #170-A-1, size 205.1x455mm.
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Doctor Dolittle's Caravan, 1st UK edn 1927 (Hugh Lofting)The sixth title in the Doctor Dolittle series was published first in the US in 1926 and in the UK in 1927.

We are grateful for the assistance of Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc. of New Jersey, USA for the generous provision of additional scans required to supply missing sections of our original jacket.

Jacket illustrations by the author.

ReproJacket #179-A-1, size 205x496mm.
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Doctor Dolittle's Circus, 1st UK edn 1925 (Hugh Lofting)The fourth title in the series, this was first published in the US in 1924. Here is the first UK edition the following year.

Jacket illustrations by the author.

ReproJacket #186-A-1, size 205.3x505mm.
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Doctor Dolittle's Garden, 1st UK edn 1949 (15th printing) (Hugh Lofting)The seventh book in the series, first published in the US in 1927 and a year later in the UK.

Jacket illustrations by the author.

ReproJacket #171-O-1, size 202.8x535mm.
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Doctor Dolittle's Post Office, 1st UK edn 1924 (Hugh Lofting)The third title in the series.

Jacket illustrations by the author.

ReproJacket #188-A-1, size 205.5x507mm.
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Doctor Dolittle's Puddleby Adventures, 1st UK edn 1962 (4th printing) (Hugh Lofting)The final book published in the Doctor Dolittle series following the author's death.

Jacket illustrations by the author.

ReproJacket #310-D-1, size 201.9x477mm.