The mountain trail and its message by Albert W. Palmer. ALBERT W. PALMER.

The mountain trail and its message by Albert W. Palmer. Boston, New York, Chicago: The Pilgrim Press, [1911]. 18.5 cm, pp. [1-4] 5-31 [3: blank], 3 inserted plates with 9 illustrations from photographs, title page printed in blown and black, original decorated tan boards, front panel stamped in brown and gold, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, printed brown endpapers. First edition. Incidents of travel along mountain trails provide parables illustrating Christian ethics. A brief account of Muir meeting Palmer on a trail in the Sierra Nevada and the conversation that ensued is found on pages 27-28. William Frederic Badè in the Sierra Club Bulletin, VIII (June 1911), 147, comments that "Mr. Palmer has depicted in a very happy manner the free and healthful life of the Sierra Nevada as it is lived by members of the Sierra Club on their annual outings into the High Sierra ... John Muir also appears in these pages as only those who know him who have walked with him in the mountains. Yet amid this recital of adventures and depiction of scenes, Mr. Palmer, with gentle but sure touch, always turns to the light of the moral aspects of his experiences." A fine copy in nearly fine decorated dust jacket with mild wear at edges. (#166788).

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