1865 nursery rhymes – when Little Bo-Peep was a boy

These delicious colour illustrations are from The National Nursery Book published c 1865 by Frederick Warne and Co (via Project Gutenberg).  It includes familiar and not-so-familiar stories and rhymes.  Goldilocks is Golden Hair and Little Bo-Peep is a small boy.

Bo-Peep

Bo Peep

There are over a hundred plates in the book.  Here are a few to whet your appetite.  Unfortunately, I haven’t managed to find any reference to the name of the illustrator.

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Red Riding Hood Old Mother Hubbard Goldilocks Punch and Judy Little Miss MuffetSimple Simon


						

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