(Allen Press)

The Diary of Patrick Breen. Recounting the Ordeal of the Donner Party Snowbound in the Sierra 1846-47. Together with Stewart's copy of the first published edition of the Diary.

Dean, Mallette (illus.)

San Francisco: Allen Press, 1946. Quarto. 38pp., (16)ff. One of 300 copies printed by Lewis and Dorothy Allen for the Book Club of California. With title and decorations by Mallette Dean. Contains a 30-page facsimile of the diary. Very fine in green, brown, and white patterned boards. Together with: Teggart, Frederick (ed.). Diary of Patrick Breen. One of the Donner Party. Berkeley, 1910. Volume 1, number 6 of the Academy of Pacific Coast History. pp. (269) - 284. Two copies of the first published edition of Breen's diary, both of which bear Stewart's ownership inscriptions and extensive pencil notations throughout, indicating that these were used as the source material for the Allen Press edition. Both copies about fine In publisher's printed wrappers. All housed in a morocco-backed folding case. Item #29193

Price: $950.00

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