New York: Ballantine Books, 1978. First hardcover edition, preceded only by the Ballantine Books 1968 paperback original. Hardcover. SIGNED. 337pp. Octavo [22 cm] 1/4 natural beige cloth over boards with olive green paper over boards. Near fine / near fine. Item #48795
The first volume in The Dragonriders of Pern trilogy. Signed by the author on the title page. The author writes, "Anne McCaffrey at Dragonhold, May 5, 1980." Anne McCaffrey was the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction, and the first woman to win a Nebula Award.