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Post Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:14 am 
 

Player's Handbook First (1989): TSR Angled logo.  [picture] Second (?): TSR Gold Angled logo.  [picture]  As with many TSR books, no print information is listed on the interior.  It is likely that there are many printings to this book that can't be identified.  Player's Handbook (Revised)  [picture]  First (1995): Cover price of $25.00.  Listed as "1st Printing, April 1995" on interior.  The front and rear interior covers list and picture a variety of current AD&D products. Second (1996): See below for theory. Third (1997): Wizards of the Coast printing.  Cover price of $29.95.  "Player's Handbook" is now listed in all caps on cover and spine.  Interior covers ads have been dropped.  Has WotC copyright and contact information listed on back cover.  Has 1997 copyright on back cover, but states "2nd Printing, May 1996" on interior.  Interior makes no mention of Wizards of the Coast.  I'm theorizing, for the moment, that there is a TSR 2nd print, and that the WotC print is actually those leftovers with a new cover slapped on them.  Can anyone confirm a 2nd print that doesn't has the WotC cover?

  
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