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HEIDI

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HEIDI

by Johanna Spyri

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About This Item

New York: Scribners. 1958. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ price clipped dust jacket. Rubbing along panel edges. Few small open tears. Tape along spine heel. .

Synopsis

Heidi is a classic children's book first published in 1881 in Germany by Swiss author Johanna Spyri in two parts: Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning , and Heidi: How She Used What She Learned. Subtitled: "Geschichten für Kinder wie auch für Solche, Welche Kinder lieb haben von Johanna Spyri” Stories for children as well as those that love children by Johanna Spyri). It is one of the best-selling books ever written, and one of the best-known pieces of Swiss literature. Heidi tells the story of the namesake orphan brought to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. Her cheery attitude wins the heart of her grumpy grandfather, the friendship of a goatherd Peter and his family, and the friendship of Clara, an city-dwelling invalid who later regains her mobility after visiting Heidi in the mountains. Two sequels, Heidi Grows Up and Heidi's Children, were not written by Spyri, but by her English translator, Charles Tritten. 

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On Nov 6 2004, H. M. Smith (used books) said:
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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
141173
Title
HEIDI
Author
Johanna Spyri
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used
Publisher
Scribners
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1958

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Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Good+
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Heel
The lower most portion of the spine when the book is standing vertically.
Price Clipped
When a book is described as price-clipped, it indicates that the portion of the dust jacket flap that has the publisher's...
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....

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