The Ballad of Billy Bonney: Being A Free Verse Folklore Of The Wild Life & Dangerous Times of Billy The Kid (Personal Copy of The Author-Signed by Author & Printer)

By: Will Henry

Price: $120.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: As New


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" on the "La Ballada De Billito" page. Subtitled" "A Free Verse Folklore of the Wild Life and Dangerous Times of Billy The Kid". A fine unread copy issued without dustjacket. A solid clean and tight copy in mint condition. This edition is limited to 67 copies--this being numbered 49. This is one of only a handful of signed copies available 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: The Ballad of Billy Bonney: Being A Free Verse Folklore Of The Wild Life & Dangerous Times of Billy The Kid (Personal Copy of The Author-Signed by Author & Printer)

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-Limited Edition of 67 Copies

Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Flying Coffin Press : 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket Issued

Seller ID: cfe17629

Keywords: WESTERN OUTLAW GUNFIGHTER