1922 Rare Book - HEIDI by Johanna Spyri illustrated in color by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Regular price $120 USD
Title: HEIDI Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay Company, 1922. First Edition, second issue illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: 380 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, gilt on spine faded - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge red.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the very nice ten full-page color plates, color title page, and the line drawings throughout by Jessie Willcox Smith. The first and only appearance of those wonderful illustrations!
The book: Rare and Attractive first illustrated edition (second issue; according to Nudelman A58) by Jessie Willcox Smith 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: Jessie Willcox Smith (September 6, 1863 – May 3, 1935) was an American illustrator during the Golden Age of American illustration. She was considered "one of the greatest pure illustrators". She was a contributor to books and magazines during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Smith illustrated stories and articles for clients such as Century, Collier's, Leslie's Weekly, Harper's, McClure's, Scribners, and the Ladies' Home Journal.
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