Robin in Living Color
Robin Hood and Little John battle it out in living color in this frontispiece taken from William Heaton’s adaptation of Robin Hood. The subtle shades of green, yellow, and brown are characteristic of late nineteenth-century British book illustration. The transatlantic imprint shows the growing influence of British publishers like Cassell, Petter & Galpin in the American children’s book market after the Civil War.
Adopted by Meg Sleeper