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Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 4:07 pm 
 

PHBR2 The Complete Thief's Handbook

According to blackdougal's list:

First (1989): Faux leather cover, angled TSR logo, $15.00 cover price.  12-digit UPC.

Second (1991): Identical to first print except uses gold angled TSR logo and now has "THIEF'S" printed under the PHBR2 code on front cover. Also has 1991 copyright on back cover and interior.

Third? (1993): Identical to second print except now has $18.00 cover price and 18-digit UPC.  States "Printed in the U.S.A. November 1993" on the interior.

Fourth? (?): Identical to third print except now uses TSR dragon logo.

If the above is all correct, I have 2 more versions:

- Faux leather cover, gold angled TSR logo, 18-digit UPC code on the back, 1991 copyright date on interior, 1989 copyright date on back cover. Prices on back cover : $15.00 U.S. $18.00 Can £9.99 U.K.

Based on the copyright date on the back cover, this one would come before the current second print. However if the current second print has the 12 digit UPC, then it would make sense that my version is after the current second printing

- Pebbly cover, TSR dragon logo, 18-digit UPC cover on the back, States "Printed in the U.S.A. November 1993" on the interior, 1991 copyright date on back cover. Prices on back cover U.S. $20.00 CAN $26.00. Next to the TSR dragon logo are WOTC addresses for the US and European branch. This one is clearly the last (fifth?/sixth?) printing in the current list.



  

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Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 4:29 pm 
 

PHBR3 The Complete Priest's Handbook

From blackdougal's list:

First (1990): Faux leather cover, angled TSR logo, $15.00 cover price. 12-digit UPC.

Second - Sixth (?): Unknown.

Seventh (1996): Granite cover. TSR dragon logo.  States "Seventh printing, October 1996" on interior. $20.00 cover price.  18-digit UPC.

I have a version as follows

- Faux leather cover, gold angled TSR logo, 1990 copyright date on interior and back cover, 18-digit UPC, Price on back cover: $18.00 U.S. $23.00 CAN £10.99 U.K.



  

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Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 4:57 pm 
 

PHBR5 The Complete Psionics Handbook

From blackdougal's list

First (1991): Faux leather cover, angled TSR logo, $15.00 cover price.  12-digit UPC.

Second (1991): Faux leather cover, gold angled TSR logo. States "Second Printing: September 1991" on interior. Incorporates some errata.  18-digit UPC.

Third -- Fourth: Unknown.

Fifth (April 1994): Gold angled TSR logo.

I have the following versions:

- Faux leather cover, gold angled TSR logo. States "Second Printing: September 1991" on interior. $15.00 on back cover. 12-digit UPC.

That would make this version the 2nd printing.

- Pebbly cover, TSR Dragon logo, No PHBR5 PSIONICS on front cover, 18-digit UPC, 1991 copyright date on back cover. Interior mentions Ninth printing: October 1996. Prices on back cover U.S. $20 CAN $26.00 U.K. £11.99.

This is then the 9th printing with the 6th-8th printing unknown based on the current list.



  

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Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:26 pm 
 

DMGR3 Arms and Equipment Guide

From blackdougal's list

First (1991): Faux leather cover, gold angled TSR logo, 12-digit UPC, $15.00 cover price

Second -- Fourth: Unknown.

Fifth (1994):  Granite cover, TSR dragon logo, 18-digit UPC, $20.00 cover price.  States "Fifth Printing: January 1994" on the interior.

I have 2 versions not covered here:

- Faux leather cover, TSR dragon logo, 18-digit UPC, Prices on back cover $18.00 U.S. $23.00 CAN £10.99 U.K.,  States "Fifth Printing: January 1994" on the interior. TSR addresses of US and UK branch next to TSR Dragon logo

- Pebbly cover, TSR dragon logo, 18-digit UPC, Prices on back cover U.S. $20.00 CAN $26.00. States "Fifth Printing: January 1994" on the interior. WOTC addresses of US and European branch next to TSR Dragon logo

Looking at the order in which the different cover types appeared, that would make the 2 versions above the 5th and 6th printing and the granite cover version currently labelled as 5th, the 7th printing.



  

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Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:39 pm 
 

PHBR6 The Complete Book of Dwarves

From blackdougal's list

First (1991): Faux leather cover, gold angled TSR logo, $15.00 cover price.  12-digit UPC.

Second (1993): Pebbly cover. Does not list print information on interior, but does state "Printed in the U.S.A. November 1993". $20.00 cover price.  18-digit UPC.

I have the following version :

-  Faux leather cover, gold angled TSR logo, 18-digit UPC, Prices on back cover $18.00 U.S. $23.00 CAN £10.99 U.K.

That would make this version the 2nd print.



  

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Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:49 pm 
 

PHBR7 The Complete Bard's Handbook

from blackdougal's list

First (1992): Faux leather cover, gold angled TSR logo, $15.00 cover price. 18-digit UPC.  Erroneously states "PHBR8" on cover. Unlike other books in this time frame, this one does not have "BARD'S" listed under the PHBR8 code.

My version:

Fourth (1994): Faux leather cover, TSR dragon logo, 18-digit UPC. Correctly states PHBR7 Bard's on front cover. 1992 copyright date on back cover. prices on back cover $18.00 U.S. $23.00 CAN £10.99 U.K. Copyright info interior Fourth printing November 1994



  

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Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:57 pm 
 

PHBR8 The Complete Book of Elves

From blackdougal's list

First (1992): Faux leather cover, gold angled TSR logo, $15.00 cover price, 18-digit UPC.

Second (?): Granite cover, TSR dragon logo, $19.95 cover price, 18-digit UPC.

my versions:

- Faux leather cover, gold angled TSR logo, Prices on back cover $18.00 U.S. £10.99 U.K. $25.00 CAN. Copyright date 1992 on back and interior cover.

- Faux leather cover, TSR dragon logo, Prices on back cover $18.00 U.S. £10.99 U.K. $25.00 CAN. Copyright date 1992 on back and interior cover.

So these version would become the 2nd and 3rd printing respectively making the granite cover the 4th print.



  

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Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:53 am 
 

Send me a PM with your email address and I'll send you a copy of The Collector's Database, it has all the different 2nd Edition printings listed that I was able to track down. Alternatively, you can join The TSR Collector's Forum on Facebook and download it from the files section there.   :D

  
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