Lot 127 of 541:
McGlashan's History of the Donner Party Tragedy  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
History of the Donner Party. A Tragedy of the Sierra
Author:
McGlashan, C.F.
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
A.L. Bancroft & Company
Date:
1881
Description:

261 pp. 18 wood engraved plates. (8vo) original blindstamped brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Fourth Edition.

"The author was editor of the Truckee Republican and being near the scene of the tragedy, had access to many hundreds of letters and manuscripts of the survivors of the unfortunate expedition of 1846. He built his book upon these and around the famous diary of Patrick Breen, one of the actors in the many gruesome events described...all early issues have become scarce." (Zamorano). The first edition was in 1879. Cowan p. 406; Graff 2610; Howes M102; Zamorano Eighty 53.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Spine chipped and leaning, wear and soiling to cloth, hinges cracked; very good.
 
Item number:
272512a
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