Heidi - Johanna Spyri, Gustaf Tenggren (illustrator) 1923 - Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York - First Edition illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren An elegantly bound ‘Heidi’, wonderfully illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren, with four full page colour plates, and numerous black and white vignettes

At the age of five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. Everyone in the village is afraid of him, but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy grey eyebrows. She loves her life in the mountains, playing in the sunshine and growing up amongst the goats and birds. But one terrible day, Heidi is collected by her aunt and is made to live with a new family in town. Heidi cannot bear being away from the mountains and is determined to return to the happiness of life with her grandfather. [
  Large octavo (binding size 21.4x14.7cm), pp. [4] 356 [4].   Finely bound for Asprey, in full dark blue morocco, spine lettered in gilt with single gilt filet panels, raised bands tooled in gilt, single gilt fillet borders to covers, edges and turn-ins ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.   Condition: Fine   Ref: 109882   Price: HK$ 5,500