Lot 166 of 435:
History of the Donner Party Ninth Edition signed  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$240
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Title:
History of the Donner Party. A Tragedy of the Sierra
Author:
McGlashan, C.F.
Place:
Sacramento
Publisher:
H.S. Crocker Co.
Date:
1907
Description:

261 pp. Wood-engraved plates from photographs, including frontispiece of Donner Lake. (8vo) original blind-stamped brick-red cloth, spine gilt-lettered. Ninth Edition.

Inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf: "C.F. McGlashan, Truckee, Cal. March 8 1911."  "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; Howes M102; Zamorano 53.

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Condition:
Light rubbing to extremities, mild corner bumps; a solid copy; very good.
 
Item number:
290534
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