AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS). 1 page, undated (circa 1980?), to "Kirby" [McCauley], signed "John." Written on one side of a standard manila file folder. Cover letter forwarding a manuscript (not present) by an unnamed writer, "the piece on Sam Peckinpah I told you about. I think it's a nice piece of work … could be a good book." Peckinpah was an influential director of somewhat antiheroic Westerns. Such a book has not, to our knowledge, been published. Crowley goes on to say he's making good progress on an unstated movie script, "though in ragged handwritten bits of scenes so far, nothing I can show." He notes that a computer has just arrived, which should speed things up. In a postscript at the bottom of the folder, he writes, "'Those were the last words the author was heard to say. Months later, when they dragged him bodily away from the screen,' etc. write it yourself." A charming little artifact. The ragged and wrinkled file folder, far from detracting from its appeal, acts as a dramatic foil to the delicate calligraphic hand of the author. The whole would frame up nicely. Kirby McCauley was probably the most important literary agent of horror, fantasy and sf writers in the boom years of the 1970s and 1980s. Creased, soiled, stained, good. (#102320).