Spyri (©1920) Cornelli – by the author of Heidi


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Spyri, Johanna. Cornelli. (Philadelphia & London: Lippincott, ©1920) illustrated by Maria L. Kirk, translated by Elizabeth P. Stork.

Duodecimo (12mo). 275 pages, illustrated. Hardcover. Bound in red cloth-covered boards stamped in gilt and black. Stained red on top edge. Illustrated end papers.

Condition: VG, light minor soiling. Corners good, hinges solid, spine solid. Cover bright and crisp, some fading of the gilt on the spine. Previous owner’s name on front free end paper.

Johanna Louise Spyri (née Heusser; 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. – Wikipedia