Description:New York: Books of Wonder & William Morrow, 1997. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New clothbound hardcover in a Fine/As New dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "When a swallow arrives in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh with the news that the monkeys of Africa are ill and only the doctor who talks with animals can save them, Doctor Dolittle and such good friends as Jip, his loyal dog, and Dab-Dab, his housekeeper duck, face their greatest challenge." The first book of adventures of the good doctor. Written by Hugh Lofting (1886-1947); illustrated by Michael Hague; foreword by Patricia and Frederick McKissack; afterword by Peter Glassman. SIGNED BY HAGUE on the half-title; no inscription. xiv + 159 pages; full-page color and b&w illustrations + illustrated endpapers; 7 x 9.25 inches.
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