DOCTOR DOLITTLE'S POST OFFICE by HUGH LOFTING (1st Ed. 2nd printing) 1923
DOCTOR DOLITTLE'S POST OFFICE. By Hugh Lofting, Published byFrederick A. Stokes Co., New York, 1923.(First Edition, 2nd Printing.)
Classic Juvenile Fiction
Vintage from the 1920s
Doctor Dolittle establishes a swallow mail service for the animals when he discovers that they have their own way of writing.
Doctor Dolittle's Post Office is the third of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books.
In the beginning of the book, Doctor Dolittle helps to capture a slave trader's ship, then organizes the postal service of a small African kingdom. Mobilizing migrating birds to carry people's mail from continent to continent. He discovers a hidden island populated by prehistoric creatures, gets thrown into another African jail, invents animal alphabets. Each of the animals in the Dolittle family also tells a personal story. The final segment is the Doctor's journey to meet Mudface the Turtle, the oldest living creature on Earth, who survived the Great Flood.
Moderate general soil with darkened circle mark at the top corner and a1-3/4 x 2/3 inch surface tear to front illustration. Archival book glue repair at front/rear gutter. The front endpaper is creased at the very fore edge. A few front pages has some tears (pp. 3-6) and heavy ink markings (pp. 3-10). Poor plus condition. About 8 x 5-1/2 with 359 pages. Illustrated.