Pasadena: Trail's End Publishing Co. Inc., 1948. pp., including illustrations. Small quarto. Original calf, gilt stamped and lettered. Light wear at edges, small dampstains at head and foot of spine. Internally clean. About very good. Item #45
Scarce limited edition of this collection of ribald vignettes favored by Western artist Charles Russell; this is #116 of 300 printed. Each anecdote is accompanied by a reproduction of work by Russell and other Western artists. The verso of the title-page reads, "Not Copyrighted 1948. Why should we give the Library of Congress two copies of this book? Anyone is welcome to tell these stories as his own." According to Adams, it "could not be sent through the mails when it was published." An appealing and amusing little volume, hand numbered on the final leaf and with Russell's personal stamp in gilt on the rear board.
Adams, Herd 1974.