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Heidi

by Johanna Spyri

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Early American Edition
Vol. I Illustrated Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning

Boston: De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1889. VG-. Early printing. Octavo. Brown boards with black decoration of an evergreen branch on front and on spine. Previous owner's name and date on front paste-down endpaper. Edges very slightly soiled. Corners, edges, spine slightly bumped and scuffed. 269 pp.

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
West Side Books & Curios US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
8720
Title
Heidi
Author
Johanna Spyri
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Early Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
De Wolfe, Fiske & Co.
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1889
Weight
0.00 lbs
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Glossary

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Octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...
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...
Paste-down
The paste-down is the portion of the endpaper that is glued to the inner boards of a hardback book. The paste-down forms an...
Soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
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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