Orphan Of The North (Personal Copy Of The Author--Signed & Dated)

By: Will Henry

Price: $295.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


From the consigned personal collection and Estate of Author & Screenwriter Will Henry--- (who also wrote as Clay Fisher--both pseudonyms of Henry Wilson Allen). This copy is signed by "Will Henry" and dated "1984" on the half-title page. A near-fine copy with the usual browning to the outer paper edges in a near-fine unclipped dustjacket--that has very mild rubbing to the panels or would also be fine. The story of a moose's brave fight for survival in the far north. This book--which Henry wrote for young readers much in the vein of a Jack London novel--is illustrated as well--rare for one of his books. This is the only signed copy listed on the internet and it 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 "MacKenna's Gold" (Gregory Peck-Omar Sharif), "Tom Horn" (Steve McQueen), "Sante Fe Passage", "Pillars of The Sky", "The Tall Men" (Clark Gable), "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: Orphan Of The North (Personal Copy Of The Author--Signed & Dated)

Author Name: Will Henry

Illustrator: Clarence Tillenius

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, Random House: 1958

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: cfe17512

Keywords: FICTION WESTERN