Signed first hardcover edition of the first book in the Dragonriders of Pern series, first published as a paperback original in 1968.
"Lessa was Ramoth's and Ramoth was hers, mind and heart, irrevocably attuned."
Fearing an attack by their old enemy, the Thread, the Dragonmen search for a woman to lead them, armed with a telepathic connection to a queen dragon. After the warm reception of two novellas in her new Pern universe published in the science fiction magazine ANALOG, DRAGONRIDER and WEYR SEARCH, McCaffrey combined them with further material to publish this, the first of her nearly two dozen novels in the series. The two novellas won the Hugo and Nebula Awards, respectively, making McCaffrey the first woman to receive either award. A lovely copy.
New York: Walker and Company, (1969). 8.5'' x 5.75''. Original yellow paper boards, spine lettered in black. In original unclipped ($4.95) pictorial jacket printed in brown and black. Yellow topstain, fore-edge machine deckle. x, 309,  pages. Signed on the title page in ink by McCaffrey. Light toning to top edge of dust jacket.
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