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Author: Anne McCaffrey


*Signed bookplate

McCAFFREY, Anne. Dragonsong. NY: Atheneum, 1976. 8vo, xvi 203pp. Slate grey cloth pictorially stamped in blind, spine stamped in gold. Olive endpapers; 2-page b&w map. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (slightly soiled). With a bookplate signed by the author, Anne McCaffrey, laid-in.

First edition. The first book in the Harper Hall trilogy, set in the world of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series. The world of Pern has only one defense against the deadly Thread that falls from the sky – the fire-breathing dragons and the brave men and women who ride them. When young Menolly – a gifted musician forbidden by her father to be a Harper -- discovers nine of the legendary fire lizards both her future and that of Pern are changed forever.