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  • A SUDDEN COUNTRY. by Fisher, Karen.
    Fisher, Karen.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2005). First edition - Her first book, a novel with characters based on Fisher's ancestors and on actual events of the 1847 Oregon migration. 360 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (tanning to the edges of the text block.)

    Book ID: 53080
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  • BRIGHAM'S DAY. by Gates, John.
    Gates, John.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A historical thriller, based on the events of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. The author's first novel, this introduces attorney Brigham Bybee. 187 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-33441.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48750
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  • THE DONNER PARTY. by Keithley, George.
    Keithley, George.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: George Braziller, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - A long narrative poem, which tells the tragic story of the Donner Party - a group of families from Illinois, under the leadership of George Donner, who set out by wagon train in 1846 for California - only to find themselves trapped by early snows in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and in desperation resorting to cannibalism to survive. 254 pp. Dust jacket design by Jeanyee Wong.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some spotting to the topstain)

    Book ID: 84745
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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
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  • YOUNG NORTHWEST. by Montgomery, Richard G.
    Montgomery, Richard G.

    Edition: Second edition, indexed and revised (orig published in 1941.)

    Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, (1948.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - An entertaining general history of the Pacific Northwest and Oregon in particular: the geology, the original inhabitants, early explorations of Captain Robert Gray, Lewis and Clark, Dr. John McLoughlin, the overland wagon trains, and more, including the growth of industry with the Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams. SIGNED by the author on the half title page "Yours in Rotary" and dated in 1956. Stamped on this page is "The Rotary Club, Portland, OR." Illustrated by Harold Price. Index. 318 pp. Map on front endpapers.

    Condition: Very good + in a good only dust jacket (several chips to top edge of dj).

    Book ID: 57318
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  • THE UNGODLY: A Novel of the Donner Party. by Rhodes, Richard.
    Rhodes, Richard.
    THE UNGODLY: A Novel of the Donner Party.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Charterhouse, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1846 several hundred wagons set out from Independence, Missouri, to follow the California Trail nearly 2,000 miles across unpopulated prairies - "The Donner Party, braver or more foolhardy than the rest, chose an untried route that would shorten the distance. It did. It also subjected them to obstacles so formidable that it cost many of them their lives. . . It is the story of indomitable men and women in their bleakest hour - a story that increases our understanding of what kind of people made this nation and what a full and immeasurable price they paid." 371 pp. Map endpapers. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-333128397.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (gift inscription on half title page, price-clipped, one closed tear along fold, dj now in archival cover).

    Book ID: 75965
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  • MISSISSIPPI MUD: Three Prairie Journals. by Turner, Ann (illustrated by Robert J. Blake.)
    Turner, Ann (illustrated by Robert J. Blake.)
    MISSISSIPPI MUD: Three Prairie Journals.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Poems reflecting the points of view of three pioneer children describing their family's journey from Kentucky to Oregon" in a covered wagon. Illustrated in full color by Robert J. Blake. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-06-024433X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57570
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