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Heidi

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Heidi

by Johanna Spyri

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J. M. Dent & Co., 1937. Hardcover. Good. 1937. Reprinted. 262 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth. Contains black and white illustrations, with 16 advertising pages to rear. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have moderate shelf wear, with rubbing and marking. Light bumping to corners and crushing to spine ends. Book has noticeable forward lean, with light sunning to spine and edges. Boards are slightly warped.

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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Bookseller
World of Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
1585224574DPB
Title
Heidi
Author
Johanna Spyri
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
J. M. Dent & Co.
Date published
1937

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jacket
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edges
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shelf wear
Shelf wear (shelfwear) describes damage caused over time to a book by placing and removing a book from a shelf. This damage is...[more]
rubbing
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Cloth
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spine
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