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Heidi ~ Tomi Ungerer Illustrated 1978 Tin Box (Rare) - $65 (Asheville)

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Illustrated by a Tomi Ungerer (he is now deceased). These two images by him on 4 sides. 4.5" x 4.5" and 5.75" tall. Heidi written on top in beautiful gold letters. Bottom reads info about it and has 1978 on it.
He was an illustrator for a famous publishing house (since 1952) called Diogenes Verlag out of Zurich. He illustrated the book, Heidi, for Johanna Spyri and I am not sure who decided to make the tin since I cannot find any others on the web. All it says on the tin is the name Tomi Ungerer and Diogenes Verlag. It is an antique because there is no bar code on it (which came later) and has the date on it (I think it reads 1978?) The original Heidi book was written by a Swiss author, Johanna Spyri, but scholars claim that she borrowed heavily from a book written 50 years earlier by a German, Adam von Kamp.
Lots on the web about him as he was quite famous for his illustrations: https://www.tomiungerer.com/books/childrens-books/
His posters go for almost $400 on lst Dibs!

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