MCCAFFREY, Anne. The White Dragon. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1979.
8vo. Original blue cloth, titled silver to spine; pp. 497; a near fine copy, with a label signed by the author attached neatly to the title page.
First UK edition. Known for her Dragonriders of Pern series and a multitude of other science fantasy works, McCaffrey won the Nebula, Hugo and countless other awards over her 46 year career as a writer. The White Dragon in particular is held in high regard, becoming one of the first science-fiction books (and the first sci-fi book written by a woman) to appear on the New York Times Best Seller list. In August 1987, Locus magazine ranked it amongst the 30 greatest fantasy books of all time.