by Roger Payne
Mister Sharptooth is a reprint of an original children’s book published in 1903, by GW Dillingham, publishers in New York. It’s richly illustrated by little known artist Robert H. Porteous and written by Joe Kerr. Mister Sharptooth is a children’s story of a bad wolf and a good boy, 64 pages, all in colour with illustrations, it was originally described as ‘a most charming and attractive picture book. The story itself is unique in conception, the drawings are beautiful in design, and are both humorous and pathetic’. Robert H. Porteous was undoubtly a talented artist and examples of his work for the American war effort, World War 1 posters for U.S. Victory and Liberty Loans can be seen at the Tutt Library, Colorado College, Colorado Springs.
Published: March 2012
Size: 127 x 203
Available to buy at:
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