New York: Del Rey / Ballantine Books, 1979. First Edition in hardcover. Preceded by a paperback original, also published by Ballantine Books in 1971.
The second installment in Anne McCaffrey's prolific and celebrated "The Dragon Riders of Pern" series. Notable for its shift towards a feminine perspective in science fiction, basically unheard of prior to McCaffrey's influence. "Dragonflight," the first novel in the series, earned McCaffrey both a Hugo Award and a Nebula Award, making her the first woman to win either.
Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Quarter inch bruise to the front board. Jacket has a small production defect to the laminate on the spine panel. A very bright, attractive copy.