Heidi – Johanna Spyri (Maria L. Kirk Illus.) 1915


  • Author: Johanna Spyri, maria L. Kirk Illustrator
  • Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1915
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: Illustrated

First edition, third printing. Binding tight, previous owner’s name on free front endpaper, foxing to prelims. Eight full-page plates by Maria L. Kirk. A nice illustrated early edition. Very Good.

Heidi  is a work of children’s fiction published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, originally published in two parts as Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning. It is a novel about the events in the life of a 5-year-old girl in her paternal grandfather’s care in the Swiss Alps. It was written as a book “for children and those who love children” (as quoted from its subtitle).

Heidi is one of the best-selling books ever written and is among the best-known works of Swiss literature.

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