The Pitchfork Patrol (Personal Copy of the Author--Signed & Dated)

By: Clay Fisher

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine

From the consigned personal collection and Estate of Author & Screenwriter Clay Fisher--- (who also wrote as Will Henry--both pseudonyms of Henry Wilson Allen). This copy is signed by "Clay Fisher" and dated "1984" on the front free endpaper. A fine copy in a near-fine unclipped dustjacket-that has the lightest of rubbing to the panels--or would also be fine. This is the first British printing. There is a pasted in sticker on the front free endpaper that states "Not For Sale-- Sample Complete Copy". This is the publisher's finished copy which was sent to the author for final approval. This copy will be the only signed copy listed on the internet and 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 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 "MacKenna's Gold"--(Gregory Peck--Omar Sharif), "Tom Horn" (Steve McQueen), "Sante Fe Passage", "Pillars of The Sky", "The Tall Men" (Clark Gable Jane Russell), "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 Pitchfork Patrol (Personal Copy of the Author--Signed & Dated)

Author Name: Clay Fisher

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

Edition: First British Printing

Publisher: London, Mills & Boon: 1965

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: cfe17507