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Hopalong Cassidy An American Legend HC (2008) comic books

  • Issue #1A-1ST
    Hopalong Cassidy An American Legend HC (2008) 1A-1ST

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    1st printing. Preface by President Bill Clinton. Foreword by Don McLean. Hopalong Cassidy: An American Legend follows "Hoppy" from his introduction in a 1905 magazine story to becoming the B-Western movie hero so perfectly portrayed by William Boyd that he became a national role model and television's first superstar. Co-written by Grace Bradley Boyd ("Mrs. Hoppy") and richly illustrated with photos and posters, the 368-page book offers a compelling first-person account of the amazing love story that helped Hopalong Cassidy become America's most beloved and enduring Western icon! Hardcover, 9 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., 368 pages, full color. Cover price $75.00.

  • Issue #1B-1ST
    Hopalong Cassidy An American Legend HC (2008) 1B-1ST

    Variant Limited Leather Edition - Signed by Grace Bradley Boyd - 1st printing. Written by Michael Cochran in the words of Grace Bradley Boyd. Grace Bradley Boyd is now 95, and her mind is razor sharp, with memories of her early days in Brooklyn and her coming to Hollywood in the early 1930's as a new Paramount starlet. She tells story after story about her and Bill, about Bill and Hoppy - here is a real story, the story of Grace and Bill, with the entire film career of both of them and the story of Hopalong Cassidy woven into the tapestry. Theirs was a love story, a remarkable one. It is a book of posters, too. And an accurate telling of how William Boyd literally became the fictional character Hopalong Cassidy, and how he soared to a worldwide popularity with millions of children. The volume features introductions by President Bill Clinton and singer Don McLean. This limited edition of only 1,000 copies is bound in real genuine cowhide (not bonded leather, real leather) with sterling silver decoration on the cover. The leather is thick because it is embossed with a special design created by leather artisan Jim Lockwood, who studied Hoppy's original gun belt at the American Heritage Center in Wyoming. Only 1000 copies have been produced, sparing no expense, and each book comes in a handmade clamshell box which is also embossed with a photo of William Boyd as Hoppy. Each copy of this edition is numbered and has been hand-signed by Grace Bradley Boyd. Hardcover (Leatherbound with a handmade clamshell box), 9 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., 368 pages, full color. NOTE: Limited to 1,000 copies. Cover price $300.00.