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  • GRIM JOURNEY. by Birney, Hoffman.
    Birney, Hoffman.
    GRIM JOURNEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Minton, Balch & Co., 1934. dj. Hardcover first edition - A fictionalized account of one of the most tragic episodes of the Overland Trail: "The story of the adventures of the emigrating company Known as the Donner Party, which, in the year 1846, vrossed the plains from Independence, Missouri, to California. With an account of their sufferings upon the desert of the Great Salt Lake and their final tragic fate when many suffered death on the headwaters of the Truckee River in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The narrative from the lips of a survivor, Mr. Eddy, late of Illinois, who lost wife and children by a horrible fate, and who participated in the rescue of his late…

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    New York: Minton, Balch & Co., 1934. dj. Hardcover first edition - A fictionalized account of one of the most tragic episodes of the Overland Trail: "The story of the adventures of the emigrating company Known as the Donner Party, which, in the year 1846, vrossed the plains from Independence, Missouri, to California. With an account of their sufferings upon the desert of the Great Salt Lake and their final tragic fate when many suffered death on the headwaters of the Truckee River in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The narrative from the lips of a survivor, Mr. Eddy, late of Illinois, who lost wife and children by a horrible fate, and who participated in the rescue of his late companions of the migration." Includes the four page "Roll of the Donner Party." Author's note. vii, 275 pp. Map endpapers.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (price-clipped) - uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 78789
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  • Burton, Gabrielle.
    IMPATIENT WITH DESIRE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hyperion / Voice, (2010.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Novel based on the tragedy of the Donner Party, caught by snow in the Sierras in 1846, with some of the survivors resorting to cannibalism to avoid dying from hunger. Using Tamsen Donner's letters and imagined journal entries, this is also the story of a deep love. Double page map, illustrations, author's note and brief bibliography. Publisher's letter bound in. 246 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new .)

    Book ID: 45646
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  • SNOW MOUNTAIN PASSAGE. by Houston, James D.
    Houston, James D.
    SNOW MOUNTAIN PASSAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of pioneer courage and survival in the face of trouble. Follows the Donner Party, with its cast of young and old adventurers, through its ordeals, with special focus on leader James Frazier Reeds's eight-year old daughter, Patty (Houston now lives in Patty Reed's former house, which gives this book an interesting perspective) . Map endpapers. 317 pp. Dust jacket praise from William Kittredge and Kevin Starr, who praise both the storytelling and the historical accuracy. ISBN: 0-375-411038.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44104
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  • SNOW MOUNTAIN PASSAGE. by Houston, James D.
    Houston, James D.
    SNOW MOUNTAIN PASSAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of pioneer courage and survival in the face of trouble. Follows the Donner Party, with its cast of young and old adventurers, through its ordeals, with special focus on leader James Frazier Reeds's eight-year old daughter, Patty (Houston now lives in Patty Reed's former house, which gives this book an interesting perspective) . Map endpapers. 317 pp. Dust jacket praise from William Kittredge and Kevin Starr, who praise both the storytelling and the historical accuracy. ISBN: 0-375-411038.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77070
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  • SNOW MOUNTAIN PASSAGE. by Houston, James D.
    Houston, James D.
    SNOW MOUNTAIN PASSAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of pioneer courage and survival in the face of trouble. Follows the Donner Party, with its cast of young and old adventurers, through its ordeals, with special focus on leader James Frazier Reeds's eight-year old daughter, Patty. INSCRIBED on the half title page "To -- with greetings from the house where Patty Reed once lived" and dated in the year of publication in Santa Cruz, California (Houston was referring to the fact that he now lives in Patty Reed's former house, which gives this book an interesting perspective) . Map endpapers. 317 pp. Dust jacket praise from William Kittredge and Kevin Starr, who praise both the storytelling and the historical accuracy. ISBN: 0-375-411038.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79784
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • Houston, James D.
    SNOW MOUNTAIN PASSAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. A novel of pioneer courage and survival in the face of trouble. Follows the Donner Party, with its cast of young and old adventurers, through its ordeals, with special focus on leader James Frazier Reeds's eight-year old daughter, Patty (Houston now lives in Patty Reed's former house, which gives this book an interesting perspective) . Map endpapers. 317 pp. Dust jacket praise from William Kittredge and Kevin Starr, who praise both the storytelling and the historical accuracy. ISBN: 0-375-411038.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 35468
    View cart More details Price: $30.00
  • Houston, James D.
    SNOW MOUNTAIN PASSAGE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. First edition - INSCRIBED on the title page. A novel of pioneer courage and survival in the face of trouble. Follows the Donner Party, with its cast of young and old adventurers, through its ordeals, with special focus on leader James Frazier Reeds's eight-year old daughter, Patty.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 34922
    View cart More details Price: $35.00