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The Details:

Cinderella. New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1882. [catalog record]

Cinderella. New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1891. [catalog record]

Both gift of Herbert H. Hosmer, 1978.

The Story:

When publishing fairy tales, McLoughlin Bros. experimented with book design. The 1882 Pantomime Toy Books series used a metamorphic format, featuring pages of varying sizes that could be flipped to change the scene. The pages are framed by a theater proscenium, complete with musicians in the pit. Nearly a decade later, McLoughlin Bros. produced Cinderella as a shaped book, echoing the design of toy theaters popular at the time. 

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