The Oldest Maiden Lady In New Mexico (And Other Stories) Signed/Dated First Printing

By: Clay Fisher

Price: $225.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine


From the personal collection and Estate of Author & Screenwriter Clay Fisher--- (pseudonym of Henry Wilson Allen- better known as Will Henry). This copy is signed by "Clay Fisher" and dated "1984" on the half-title page. A fine unread copy in "As New" condition in an equally impressive fine unclipped dustjacket. First Printing 1962. A collection of Western stories containing "A dozen original tales of a land and time vanished with the Spanish Longhorn, the Stagecoach, the Diamondstack Locomotive and the Single-Action Colt's Revolver". This copy comes from the personal collection of the author which has been in the possession of Will Henry's son & daughter--(Chris Allen & Valerie Allen Brasher) since the author's death in 1991-- and now offered for sale for the first time. Each copy sold from the collection will also contain a personalized letter about their father-- and the signatures of Chris & Valerie. A rare opportunity to purchase a quality signed copy from the author's personal collection. Over 50 novels of the American West were published under the pen names Will Henry/Clay Fisher --eight of which were adapted for the screen including "McKenna's Gold", "Tom Horn", "Sante Fe Passage", "Pillars of The Sky", "The Tall Men", "Young Billy Young", "Yellowstone Kelly", and "Journey to Shiloh". Will Henry began his career in 1937 as a contract screenwriter for MGM animation division--and worked under the names Heck Allen and Henry Allen. His early work for MGM included the "Barney Bear" series --but his longest collaboration was with director Tex Avery. In 1950 Henry Wilson Allen began his career in Western Fiction under the pen names Will Henry and Clay Fisher--fearing that MGM would not look kindly on his blossoming career moonlighting as an author--which eventually resulted in over 50 novels of the West between 1950 and 1981--with 5 titles published after his death. A longtime member of the Western Writers of America--Clay Fisher/Will Henry won both the Spur Award and the Golden Saddleman Award.

Title: The Oldest Maiden Lady In New Mexico (And Other Stories) Signed/Dated First Printing

Author Name: Clay Fisher

Categories: A Special Collection from the Estate/Personal Collection of Western Author Will Henry/Clay Fisher,

Edition: First Printing

Publisher: USA, Macmillan: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Seller ID: cfe17499

Keywords: FICTION WESTERN