New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1947.
First Edition. Hardcover. 8 1/4" X 5 1/2". 222pp. First printing, with $2.50 to front flap and "I" to copyright page. Moderate wear to dust jacket, with chipping to head and tail of spine, with minor loss to title there, small tears to edges and extremities, heavy sunning to spine, and light dust soiling. Red cloth over boards, with mountain scene stamped in black to upper board, and upper board and spine lettered in black. A touch of edgewear to binding, with bumping to corners. Front hinge a touch tender; binding remains firm and sound. Previous owner's name to front pastedown. Pictorial endpapers. Pages are clean and unmarked. A quite handsome first printing in dust jacket of this twenty-first novel for young readers by Stephen W. Meader, illustrated throughout by Edward Shenton. Behind the Ranges follows Dick and his father, a botanist, who pitch their camp in the Olympic Mountains in search of flora and the whistling marmot, when Dick discovers their valley is already inhabited. Very good + / good +. Item #3290