By Johanna Spyri

Printed: 1965

Publisher: Caxton Publishing Co. London

Dimensions 15 × 21 × 3.5 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 15 x 21 x 3.5

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Green leatherette binding with gilt title and black figure on the spine. Bearded figure drawn on the front board.

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A lovely children’s edition specially prepared with great empathy by Martin Frost’s father (a very distinguished soldier and master printer). One of the best-selling works of all time, this story of an orphaned girl growing up in the Swiss Alps with her grandfather has resonated with readers in its depiction of the joys of childhood, the warmth of relationships with family and
friends, and its ‘ecological sensibility’ (Jean-Michel Wissmer). Originally published in German in 1880 and 1881, an extremely rare English edition of Heidi was issued in 1882. A beautiful copy. Heidi (German)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 and Heidi: How She Used What She Learned 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. Johanna Louise Spyri; née Heusser; 12 June 1827 – 7 July 1901) was a Swiss 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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