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Title: The Story of Doctor Dolittle

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Title: The Story of Doctor Dolittle Title Record # 157767
Author: Hugh Lofting
Date: 1920-08-24
Type: NOVEL [juvenile]
Series: Doctor Dolittle
Series Number: 1
Webpages: librivox.org, nytimes.com, Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note:
  • Dates of the first 14, 15, 20, and 24 printings --to January 1932-- are provided on the copyright pages of those first editions with e-copies at HathiTrust Digital Library (HDL), reported below. The 39th printing, also from e-copy reported below, gives only its own date, August 1939.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library views. HDL provides full view of multiple copies, some with the original cover. The front covers of the 15th and 20th printings, linked below, match that displayed by Wikipedia as of 2016/2018 as "first edition". As of 2018-04-07: (catalog record as "Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1920") 4 copies: -- 14th printing (Stokes, 1923-08) from Harvard U; with "Introduction to the Tenth Printing" by Hugh Walpole, p.vii-xii (evidently 1922-11) -- 15th printing (Stokes, 1923-11) from U Virginia, with original cover, 15th -- 24th printing (Stokes, 1932-01) from U Virginia -- 54th printing (J.B. Lippincott, 1948 or later) from U California; with original cover (mis-catalogued as "1920, Dell") 1 copy: -- 20th printing (Stokes, 1927-05) from U Illinois; with original cover, 20th (mis-catalogued as 'Note: "Tenth printing, Nov. 28, 1922"--T.p. verso') 1 copy: -- 39th printing (Stokes, 1939-08) from Penn State U; with "Introduction to the Tenth Printing" by Hugh Walpole, p.vii-xii (evidently 1922-11)
  • Revised editions. The Story and its first sequel The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (1922) were revised for 1988 reissue in belated "centenary" editions (Delacorte Press, hc, and Dell Yearling, tp).   "The original Dolittle texts were marred by a sprinkling of gratuitous racial epithets. ... But these blemishes were all removed in an undated 52d printing of Story, from which I read to my two sons around 1970. A reference to 'darkies' had been altered to 'people', 'work with niggers' had become 'work hard', and several other unfortunate locutions had been rendered admirably innocuous. ..."   "The centenary edition's new excisions and revisions are far more extensive. The present editors obviously hope to obliterate every emotionally tinted word. Thus, though much of ''Story'' takes place in Africa, we hear no reference to skin coloration. ..." --Selma G. Lanes NY Times 1988-08-28 "Children's Books: Doctor Dolittle, Innocent Again" (linked above)
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1967The Japanese title translates as "Dr. Doolittle Goes to Africa" and there is no book by Lofting with that title. Assuming that this is a translation of the first Dr. Doolittle book as it is partially set in Africa. Additionally, it would be unusual to include a book from the middle of a series in an omnibus edition with books by other authors. Translated by Yoshihide Iijima
Japanese
ドリトル先生アフリカへいく?Doritoru Sensei Afurika e Iku

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of his Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts 1920-08-24 Hugh Lofting Frederick A. Stokes Company   $2.25 180
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Hugh Lofting  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of his Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts 1922-00-00 Hugh Lofting Jonathan Cape     185
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Story of Doctor Dolittle 1923-00-00 Hugh Lofting McClelland & Stewart     223
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of his Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts 1923-08-16 Hugh Lofting Frederick A. Stokes Company     xviii+
180
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Hugh Lofting  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of his Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts 1923-11-30 Hugh Lofting Frederick A. Stokes Company     xvi+
180
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Story of Doctor Dolittle 1948-00-00 Hugh Lofting J. B. Lippincott     xii+
180
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novel Hugh Lofting  
Doctor Dolittle: A Treasury 1967-00-00 Hugh Lofting J. B. Lippincott   $8.95 vii+
246
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
世界の名作図書館. 8, 二十一の気球, オズのまほう使い, ドリトル先生アフリカへいく?Sekai no Meisaku Toshokan. 8, Nijūichi no Kikyū, Ozu no Mahōtsukai, Doritoru Sensei Afurika e Iku
1967-00-00 L. Frank Baum, Hugh Lofting, William Pène du Bois
講談社?Kōdansha
Kodansha
    292
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
omni  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of his Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts 1967-11-00 Hugh Lofting Laurel-Leaf Library / Dell 8307 $0.60 125
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Handville  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of his Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts 1968-03-00 Hugh Lofting Laurel-Leaf Library / Dell 8307 $0.60 125
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of his Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts 1974-03-00 Hugh Lofting Dell Yearling 8307 $0.75 172
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Checkmark
世界の名作図書館. 8, 二十一の気球, オズのまほう使い, ドリトル先生アフリカへいく?Sekai no Meisaku Toshokan. 8, Nijūichi no Kikyū, Ozu no Mahōtsukai, Doritoru Sensei Afurika e Iku
1976-00-00 L. Frank Baum, Hugh Lofting, William Pène du Bois
講談社?Kōdansha
Kodansha
    292
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
omni  
Doctor Dolittle: A Treasury 1986-10-00 Hugh Lofting Dell 0-440-41964-6 $4.95 335
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Hugh Lofting Checkmark
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of his Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts (revised) 1988-00-00 Hugh Lofting Dell 0-440-48307-7   xviii+
56
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
Doctor Dolittle: A Treasury 1990-00-00 Hugh Lofting Buccaneer Books 0-89966-674-4 $37.95 246
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Hugh Lofting  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 1996-04-01 Hugh Lofting Project Gutenberg 501 $0.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel Checkmark
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 1997-09-00 Hugh Lofting Books of Wonder / William Morrow 0-688-14001-7   176
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Michael Hague  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 1998-07-15 Hugh Lofting Tor 0-812-58006-0 $3.99 xv+
106
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2001-11-01 Hugh Lofting Red Fox (Red Fox Classics) 0-09-942732-X £4.99 [17]+
178
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Hugh Lofting Checkmark
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2004-12-00 Hugh Lofting Dover Publications 0-486-43883-X $3.95  
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2005-05-00 Hugh Lofting HarperCollins 0-06-077597-1 $6.99 160
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Michael Hague  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2008-12-24 Hugh Lofting Yearling 978-0-307-54755-2 $6.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2009-04-09 Hugh Lofting Paw Prints 978-1-4395-9037-9 $15.99 144
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2009-07-01 Hugh Lofting Wildside Press 978-1-4344-0597-5 $19.99 192
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Original Version 2010-03-15 Hugh Lofting Ishi Press 978-4-87187-305-5 $25.95 202
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Hugh Lofting  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2010-04-00 Hugh Lofting Forgotten Books (Classic Reprint) 978-1-4400-6776-1 $8.39 200
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
The Story Of Doctor Dolittle 2011-12-01 Hugh Lofting Jonathan Cape 978-0-85755-030-9 £9.99 176
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2012-04-01 Hugh Lofting Bottom of the Hill Publishing 978-1-61203-526-0 $8.99 100
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2013-01-23 Hugh Lofting Dover Publications 978-0-486-17281-1 $3.95  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2013-07-23 Hugh Lofting 1st World Publishing 978-1-4218-5133-4 $26.95 132
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2013-07-23 Hugh Lofting 1st World Publishing 978-1-4218-5035-1 $10.95 132
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2013-09-03 Hugh Lofting Sterling Children's Books (Easy Reader Classics) 978-1-4549-0591-2 $12.95 192
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2013-10-03 Hugh Lofting Vintage (UK) (Vintage Classics) 978-0-09-958248-9 £5.99 176
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2013-10-31 Hugh Lofting Vintage Digital (Vintage Classics) 978-1-4481-6141-6 £3.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2017-07-04 Hugh Lofting Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-5040-4629-9 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle 2018-09-06 Hugh Lofting Macmillan (Macmillan Collector's Library #177) 978-1-5098-9985-2 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of his Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts date unknown Hugh Lofting J. B. Lippincott     xii+
180
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle date unknown Hugh Lofting LibriVox   $0.00  
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle date unknown Hugh Lofting Dell      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle date unknown Hugh Lofting Huge Print Press 0-7583-2389-1   257
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of his Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts date unknown Hugh Lofting J. B. Lippincott     xvi+
172
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Story of Doctor Dolittle date unknown Hugh Lofting Heirloom Library     255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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