Truckee: Crowley & McGlashan, (1879). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. 193 pp., octavo, original brown cloth embossed in gilt and blind. Custom slipcase. Volume rebacked preserving original cover materials, endpapers replaced, faint dampstain to text, overall presentable and near very good. Item #23574
Iconic history of the ill-fated Donner Party of California-bound pioneers who became trapped in the Sierra Nevada mountains during the winter of 1846-1847. 48 of 87 members of the party survived. C. F. McGlashan was a journalist and owner of the Truckee Republican newspaper. He interviewed and corresponded with survivors of the Party and much of his book is related as first-person narrative. "The History of the Donner Party" went through many editions and remains an important primary source. Cowna (II) p. 406; Graff 2620; Howes M102; Zamorano 80 #53.