The Diary of Patrick Breen. Recounting the Ordeal of the Donner Party Snowbound In the Sierra 1846-47. Introduction & Notes by George R. Stuart.
by Breen, Patrick.
8vo. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1946. 8vo., 38, (31) pp. frontispiece and feather decorations in green and brown, designed by Mallette Dean. Original patterned paper boards and white cloth, backstrip with printed title. Ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper, backstrip slightly faded, else very good. One of 300 copies. Hand-set in Bulmer type and printed on rag-paper by Lewis and Dorothy Allen at The L-D Allen Press. Patrick Dean was an Irish-American who, with wife and seven children, joined the ill-fated Donner Party, and survived to settle in California. His manuscript diary, now a treasure of the Bancroft Library, is reproduced in facsimile following George Stuart’s annotated transcription. (Inventory #: 105829)
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