RORK! London: Rapp & Whiting, . Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. A government agent from Old Earth is sent to Pia 2, a remote frontier planet, to investigate the drop in the harvest of redwing, a plant used throughout the Galaxy as a medical fixative that grows only on Pia 2. Rorks are rather nasty spider-like creatures that prey on the native inhabitants of the planet -- who are the gatherers of redwing for the colonists. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#159424).
"FIRST PUBLISHED IN GREAT BRITAIN 1968..." on copyright page.