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by Johanna Spyri

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"HEIDI" by Johanna Spyri. 1919; J.B. Lippincott Company; Philadelphia. The book is beautifully illustrated with 14 tipped-in color plates by Maria Kirk; illustrated end papers in color. With color vignettes around the text on every page.

Some very light soiling to the covers and spine; sharp corners. Tight binding with no cracks and no loose pages. The text pages are in excellent condition and nearly appear unread - clean with no issues found. The front end paper has a slip of paper attached with a name written in pencil; the rear end paper has some beige paper remnants attached with a date stamped in ink. There is a thin, 1" stain line on the long edge of the text block.


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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Johanna Spyri
Maria Kirk
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Text Block
Most simply the inside pages of a book. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book....
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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