Custer's Last Stand (Signed & Dated--Will Henry's Personal Copy)

By: Will Henry

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine

From the personal collection and Estate of Author & Screenwriter Will Henry--- (who also wrote as Clay Fisher--pseudonyms of Henry Wilson Allen). This copy is signed by "Will Henry" and dated "1984" on the half-title page. A fine unread copy in "As New" condition in a very impressive and fine "As New" unclipped dustjacket. This is an absolutely mint condition copy with a solid yellow topstain. First Printing 1975. "Custer's Last Stand" is Will Henry's unraveling of Custer's dark trail from Washita to the Little Big Horn, told in justice to the heroes of both sides. The true story of General George Armstrong Custer and his men did not begin and end in a two hour afternoon battle in Montana--but began eight years prior in November 1868 at the Washita river-- where Custer and his Seventh Calvary committed the fearsome Indian crime for which they were brought to final justice in faraway Montana. This is the only signed first print copy listed on the internet. 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 then 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--Will Henry/Clay Fisher won both the Spur Award and the Golden Saddleman Award.

Title: Custer's Last Stand (Signed & Dated--Will Henry's Personal Copy)

Author Name: Will Henry

Categories: All New-Early Western Fiction, A Special Collection from the Estate/Personal Collection of Western Author Will Henry/Clay Fisher,

Edition: First Printing

Publisher: USA, Chilton: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Seller ID: cfe17501