London: Jonathan Cape, 1929. [Children's Literature] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.320. With a colour frontispiece, one colour plate, colour-illustrated endpapers, and frequent in-text illustrations by the author. Publisher's grey cloth with deep purple titles to spine and upper. Blue ink gift inscription to verso of fly-leaf. Toning and spotting to edges. Spine very heavily rubbed and toned, with joints starting and fraying to head and tail. Fair. The eighth in the Dolittle series, published a year after the US edition. Item #59880
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