Hand coloured lithograph, five vignettes, sheet 210 x 285mm. 8¼ x 11¼". Trimmed to image border. Fold creases.
An attractive illustration of the popular nursery rhyme ‘Little Bo Peep’ or ‘Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep’. The earliest record of this rhyme is in a manuscript of around 1805. There are references to a children's game called 'Bo-Peep', from the sixteenth century, including one in Shakespeare's King Lear (Act I Scene iv), but little evidence that the rhyme existed. A nice example of Victorian popular printing for children.
[Ref: 15707] £120.00