Cinderella / The Night Before Christmas (Turnover Book - Volume II). Illustrated by John R. Neill
Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co, 1910. First edition thus. These are known as 'Turnover Books' in which each volume in the series has two titles. The book must be read one way for one story, then turned upside down and read the other way for the second story. Decorated red boards. Page edges and endpapers are red. Wonderful colour illustrations. 64 pages. 190 x 140 mm (7½ x 5½ inches). The illustrations were first serialised by the Philadelphia North American Syndicate in Sunday supplements as "Children's Stories That Never Grow Old," September 1, 1907 to March 22, 1908. Reilly & Britton then issued them as single volumes, and in a collection Children's Stories That Never Grow Old (1908).
Condition: No dust jacket. The boards are a little rubbed, particularly to spine head and tail. Overall a very good example of the earliest edition.