"I don't want to sound like a sore loser, but when it's over, if I'm dead, kill him": First Edition of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Signed by William Goldman
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Item Number: 3948
New York: Bantam Books, 1969.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by William Goldman on the title page. In near fine condition. First editions signed by Goldman are rare.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman (who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film). Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the "Sundance Kid" (Robert Redford), who are on the run from a crack US posse after a string of train robberies. In 2003, the film was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The American Film Institute ranked Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as the 49th-greatest American film on its AFI's 100 Years list.