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1st Printing

Player's Handbook
Item code: TSR2101
Type: Core Rules
Release: 1989
2nd Edition design: David "Zeb" Cook
Development: Steve Winter
Jon Pickens
Playtest Coordination: Jon Pickens
Editing: Mike Breault
Cover Art: Jeff Easley
Interior Color Illustrations: Douglas Chaffee
Larry Elmore
Craig Farley
John Lakey
Laura Lakey
Erik Olson
Jack Pennington
Interior Black
& White Illustrations:
Jeff Butler
Douglas Chaffee
Jeff Easley
John Lakey
Laura Lakey
Jean E. Martin
Dave Sutherland
Format: Hardcover book
256 pages
Print Runs: 1st (1989)
2nd (1989)
3rd (?)
4th (?)
5th (?)
6th (?)
7th (?)
8th (?)
9th (?)
10th (August 1993)
German (1989)
Rarity: Common
Value@NrMint: $10
ISBN: 0-88038-716-5
Cover Price: $20.00 U.S.
Weight: 750 grams
Dimensions: Width: 21,5 cm;
Height: 28,5 cm;
Depth: 1,7 cm

"This is the indispensable encyclopedia of fantasy role-playing and also the perfect companion to the referee's 2nd Edition Dungeon Master's Guide. Everything players need is here: how to determine a character's Strength, Wisdom, Charisma, and other abilities; the differences among the various fantasy races, from elves and halflings to dwarves, gnomes and others; complete rules for character improvement; the most advantageous mapping and combat procedures; and much more, all in this easy-to-use, revised version of the classic role-playing rulebook. With this 2nd Edition, the best-selling role-playing game in history gets even better!"

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1st printing: (see picture above)
The first printing has the angled TSR logo on the cover.

2nd to 10th printing:
The 2nd printing has the TSR golden ingot logo on the cover. and has a cover price of only $20.00 US. The bar code on the back is vertical with an ISBN number written horizontally above it.

The 3rd to 9th printings are currently unknown.

The 10th printing is identical to the 2nd printing, only has a cover price of $20.00 US / $24.00 CAD / 12.50 UK. The bar code is horizontal and an ISBN number is written horizontally above and below it. This copy states 10th printing August 1993. Printing information on 10th printing courtesy of Mark Petrick, Canada.

German printing:
The German printing has 274 pages. Translation by Stefan Schulz, Editing by Uwe Körner. Printed in UK.

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