Custer's Last Stand (Will Henry's Personal Mock-Up Copy From Publisher-Signed)

By: Will Henry

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine

From the personal collection and Estate of Author & Screenwriter Will Henry--- (also wrote as Clay Fisher--pseudonyms of Henry Wilson Allen). This is the Mock-up copy of "Custer's Last Stand" provided by Chilton Publishing showing the general outline--which Will Henry made changes to and sent back to the publisher-who eventually returned it back to the author--most likely after publication. Included in the mock-up copy on page 174 & 175 are the author's personal typed & penciled notes making changes to the first paragraph on 175--replacing it with two new paragraphs. The changes have to do with "Spotted Tail" meeting Crazy Horse at the Red Cloud Agency. Labeled "Errata Page 174A--175". On the front free endpaper in stamped ink (see digital photos) is the author's name and home address--along with an attached tipped in signature labeled "Prepared Copy--Please return to Author". A near-fine copy with only very light edgewear to the cloth extremities. There are only a couple signed copies listed on the internet--and they all come from the author's personal collection. This unique Mock-Up 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 (Will Henry's Personal Mock-Up Copy From Publisher-Signed)

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: Advance Copy (First Edition)

Publisher: USA, Chilton: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: cfe17502