New York: A Del Rey Book; Ballantine Books, 1979. First Ballantine Books Hardcover Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 351pp. Octavo [22 cm] 1/4 natural cloth with blue paper over boards. Fine / fine. Item #48796
A first printing of the first hardcover edition, which was preceded by the paperback original. Volume 2 of "The Dragonriders of Pern" series. 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.