Hugh Lofting's Original Hand-Drawn Title Page for His Immortal The Adventures of Dr. DolittleHugh Lofting. Original Title Page Drawing To The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle. Original ink and pencil drawing on paper, by Hugh Lofting.
Used as the title page for the original edition of The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle. A highly detailed and perfectly preserved drawing, measuring 8 x 5 inches, and archivally mounted in a protective sleeve in a folding green cloth chemise with a paper title label. This was the first of the highly successful Dr. Dolittle series. Lofting created the character during his service in World War I, when he witnessed the horrors that war inflicted on local animals, most notably horses. Provenance: purchased by a dealer directly from the Lofting family.
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