The Little World Waddies
Chico, CA: William Hutchinson, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. 'The Little World Waddies (privately printed for W.H. Hutchinson, by master printer Carl Hertzog of El Paso, 1946) is a collector's item all the way. Hutch selected and edited the stories, published, promoted, and distributed the 1,000 copies. There is a fine introduction by J. Frank Dobie and the book is illustrated by Harold Bugbee. Did I forget to say that the stories, all tied together by a salty Rhodes's hero, Aforesaid Bates, are excellent?' (Jeff Dykes High Spots of Western Fiction).
Octavo. (xxv), 234 pages. Beige cloth with red lettering to spine and red longhorn on front cover in orange and green decorative dust jacket. A fine copy in very good dustjacket (wear to extremitites; closed tear & creasing at spine head and along rear edge). Item #21862
Contains all of the Rhodes poems Hutchinson could find, plus a Rhodes bibliography. (Dobie & Dykes: 44 + 44' # 87; Dykes Bugbee 169; Lowman 43; McVicker B63).