Here is a scarce book, Cinderella (or The Little Glass Slipper) illustrated by Wizard of Oz illustrator John R. Neill. Copyright 1908 by Reilly & Britton, this is one of the Children’s Stories that Never Grow Old series. This is the earliest printing of this series–it’s a pale blue with pink flowers. Unlike the later Children’s Red Book series, it just contains the one story but still has the lavish color endpapers, a color title page and frontispiece, and color illustrations on many of the 29 numbered pages. This is an original Reilly & Britton edition, first of the Neill Cinderellas they published.
The book is in good condition, with wear typical of these fragile paper-covered boards. The front and rear cover are nice, with some edge wear, the spine is missing some of the paper cover at the bottom, and the top paper is loose, but still there. Inside the text pages are held to the binding by the top staple but not the bottom. The text itself is nice except “Hendra Cottage” has asked for the book to be returned to “The Loop” on the title page (see photo). Book Belongs To box has pencil inscription “Alice Louise Tate”.