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  • DIANTHA'S QUEST: A Tale of the Argonauts of '49. by Knipe, Emilie Benson and Knipe, Alden Arthur.
    Knipe, Emilie Benson and Knipe, Alden Arthur.
    DIANTHA'S QUEST: A Tale of the Argonauts of '49.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1940. dj. Hardcover - Historical novel for children, first printed in 1921. An original review described this as follows: 'the present tale deals with the gold rush of 1849 and tells the adventures of a little girl and her mother crossing the country in search of the child's father. A boy of the backwoods takes these educated people under his wing and helps them as much as they 'fairygodmother' him. There is a real plot to the story with a mysterious map and thefts to build it up, but the story is not at all the lurid type.. it is wholesome, interesting and informative'. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 6 other glossy plates by Emilie Benson Knipe. 295 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in royal blue cloth with black lettering in a good dust jacket (price-clipped, chips on the bottom edge of the front cover and the top of the spine, but still attractive.) Rather uncommon, especially in a dustjacket.

    Book ID: 28057
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  • Laurgaard, Rachel Kelley.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, (1961.). Hardcover - Classic children's story about one of the survivors of the Donner Party - Patty Reed - and the doll she brought with her overland. In the winter of 1846 the Donner Party was stranded in the Sierras both because they had been delayed and by unseasonably early and heavy snows, and in order to survive some of the members resorted to cannibalism. Frontispiece portrait of the doll in Sutter's Fort Historical Museum. Illustrated with many black and white drawings by Elizabeth Sykes Michaels. Bibliography, map endpapers. SIGNED on the front endpaper and uncommon thus. 149 pp

    Condition: Near fine in peach cloth with black lettering on the spine, lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 36457
    View cart More details Price: $32.00