1919 Rare Book - HEIDI by Johanna Spyri illustrated in color by Maria L. Kirk. The Gift Edition.
Regular price $200 USD
Title: HEIDI by Johanna Spyri, translated by Elisabeth P. Stork. 14 Illustrations in color by Maria L. Kirk. Gift Edition.
Publisher: Philadelphia and London, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1919. Fifth impression but First Printing of the Gift Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: 318 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine original publisher Gift Edition illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Top edge gilt. A rare find in such a nice condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful 14 full-page color illustrations by Maria L. Kirk.
Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 350)
The book: Rare and attractive Gift Edition, illustrated by Maria L. Kirk, 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.
The illustrator: Maria Louise Kirk (21 June 1860 – 21 June 1938), usually credited as M. L. Kirk or Maria L. Kirk, was an American painter and illustrator of more than fifty books, most of them for children.
Her notable work includes illustrations for a US edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1904, for the first edition of The Secret Garden, and for several books by L. M. Montgomery and Johanna Spyri.
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