New York: Del Rey, 1977. John Berkey. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 6 x 8 1/2 Inches. 183 Pages. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #372
The first trade edition. Signed by Alan Dean Foster directly on the title-page. States "Hardbound Ballantine Books Edition: October 1977" on the copyright page. Cover art by John Berkey, who later did the artwork for the Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle video game from Atari. One of the original First Edition "Trinity" Star Wars books (1st Paperback, 1st BCE, 1st Trade). The book is spectacular. The dust jacket shows a bit of sunning at spine and the remnant of a $1.00 ink price on the front flap. No major issues whatsoever.