London, Rapp & Whiting, 1973. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A near fine copy. Very presentable. Second in McCaffrey's Pern sequence. Nominated for the Hugo award, losing out to Philip Jose Farmer. A little edge wear, some dustiness, some bumping to the spine tips. Publisher's price-clip, with price sticker added. Cover art by Beverley Lebarrow [8175, Hyraxia Books].