New York, Del Rey Books / Ballantine Books, 1979. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A near fine copy. First US Hardback. Second in the Dragonriders of Pern series. Spine tips a touch bumped, boards a little rubbed. Overall a smart copy. British price sticker to front flap, not price-clipped. Cover art by Michael Whelan [7205, Hyraxia Books].