1885 Rare First Edition - HEIDI : Her Years of Wandering and Learning & How She Used What She Learned.
Author : Johanna Spyri. (Louise Brooke, translator).
Title : HEIDI - Her Years of Wandering and Learning & How She Used What She Learned.(Complete 2 books).
Publisher : Boston: Cupples, Upham, & Company, 1885. First American Edition. First American edition and first English edition. Vols 1&2 bound together.
Language : Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages : 399-269 pages + publisher's catalog dated October, 1884.
Binding : Very good, near fine in publisher's original brown cloth with pine needle decoration across spine and front cover full cloth binding (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (clean, bright and tight, name of a previous 1885 owner on first endpaper - as shown).
Estimate ( USD 800 -USD 1500)
The book : Rare and attractive first English edition of Heidi - a novel about the events in the life of a young girl in her paternal grandfather's care in the Swiss Alps. Heidi is one of the best-selling books ever written and is among the best-known works of Swiss literature.
The author: Johanna Louise Spyri (née Heusser; German: 12 June 1827 – 7 July 1901) was a Swiss-born author of novels, notably children's stories, and is best known for her book Heidi. Born in Hirzel, a rural area in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland, as a child she spent several summers near Chur in Graubünden, the setting she later would use in her novels.
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