London, Rapp & Whiting, 1973. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A near fine copy, bordering on fine. Very presentable. Second in McCaffrey's Pern sequence. Inscribed by the author. Nominated for the Hugo award, losing out to Philip Jose Farmer. A little edge wear, some dustiness, some bumping to the spine tips. The inscription reads 'To ??? so the other books won't be lonely, Anne McCaffrey, Seacon '79' Cover art by Beverley Lebarrow [8085, Hyraxia Books].