Lot 124 of 230:
Original artwork by Hugh Lofting plus inscribed 1st ed.  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,920
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Original artwork for the cover of Doctor Dolittle's Post Office [and] an inscribed copy of the first edition

Lofting, Hugh

New York

Frederick A. Stokes Company



Original pen and watercolor artwork by Hugh Lofting used for the cover label of Doctor Dolittle's Post Office, framed under glass. With frame: 9½x6½"; image: 8x5."

The artwork is signed by Lofting in the top left corner. The paper backing of the frame (detached but present) is inscribed by Lofting to screenwriter Albert S. LeVino: "To Albert LeVino with best wishes from Hugh Lofting, July 28 1930."  Also included is a first American edition of the book, inscribed by Lofting along with a drawing of a seal on the front flyleaf: "For Theodore LeVino with kindest regards, Hugh Lofting - June 1930." Wonderful original artwork by Lofting, along with a rare inscribed copy of one of his first editions.

Lot Amendments

General light wear to frame, paper backing detached but present, with some clear tape and chips to edges; artwork not examined outside of frame but appears fine; booke with wear and soiling to cloth, rubbing to extremities, vertical creasing to spine cloth; hinges reinforced with black cloth tape, dampstaining to some page edges; good or better.

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