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1st printing

Item code: TSR2017
Type: Core Rules
Release: 1985
Author: E. Gary Gygax
Design consultants: Frank Mentzer
Jeff Grubb
Editing: Kim Mohan
Cover Art: Jeff Easley
Interior Illustrations: Jim Roslof
Jeff Easley
Roger Raupp
Timothy Truman
James Holloway
Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Rarity: Common
Value@NrMint: $14
Print Runs: 1st (1985)
2nd (198?)
3rd (198?)
4th (August 1987)
5th (October 1987)
6th (April 1988)
7th (October 1988)
8th (July 1989)
9th (December 1989)
10th (May 1990)
11th (March 1991)
12th (October 1991)
ISBN: 0-88038-084-5
Cover Price: na
Weight: 550 grams
Dimensions: Width: 22 cm;
Height: 28,5 cm;
Depth: 1,2 cm
Collectors arcana: The 1st print does not show the binding problems that later printings became notorious for. This item was not released in shrink wrap.

"'... All the new discoveries, plus a wealth of just uncovered secrets, between one pair of covers.'

This, the latest of the AD&D® game books, further defines and describes the game system. Inside are new spells, character classes, magic items, weapons, and much more for both players and Dungeon Masters."
Printing information

1st Printing: The 1st printing can be identified by the missing back cover price.

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2nd and 3rd Printing: Contrary to the 1st printing, the 2nd and 3rd printings do have a back cover price. Contrary to a 4th printing, there is no specific printing information given on page 2. At the moment, we cannot distinguish a 2nd from a 3rd printing.

(see picture on top of page)

4th to 12th Printing: The 4th and following printings can be identified by looking at the copyright page:

4th printing: August 1987
5th printing: October 1987
6th printing: April 1988
7th printing: October 1988
8th printing: July 1989
9th printing: December 1989
10th printing: May 1990
11th printing: March 1991
12th printing: October 1991

(see picture on top of page)
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