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Monster Manual TSR2009 Vintage TSR Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition Hardcover Core Rulebook by Gary Gygax Pegasus and Red Dragon Cover GD/VG

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This excellent 112-page book was authored by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It ushered in the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 1st Edition era when it was released way back in 1979.

Wow. This book brings back lots of great memories. As far as I know, this was the first hardcover role-playing book ever released and set up a trend that continues to this day.


From the back of the tome:

This is the original source used by Dungeon Masters and players to create challenges and combat scenarios.

Within the covers of this book lurk the monsters that made the AD&D game famous. Elves, dwarves, dragons, orcs, ghosts, and werewolves come to life as you read their detailed descriptions. In fact, each individual listing has all the necessary information to perform special attacks, defenses, and magical resistance. No adventurer can be without it!


This book is in Good to Very Good condition showing some wear to the cover and almost no wear to the interior. The cover shows heavy wear to two of the corners (damaged) and moderate rounding to the other two. There is moderate creasing along the fold, light edgewear, and scuffing. There are some light surface scratches. The colors are vibrant and that herd of pegasi is still giving that red dragon all it can handle! Nice cover.

The interior is in Very Good to almost excellent condition showing light wear. It was barely used. The pages are clean and white with no writing. Overall, it is a great playing copy and is ready for a few more decades of adventure.

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  • Item Info/Title: Monster Manual
  • Publisher/Manufacturer: TSR
  • Mfg. Code: TSR2009
  • Mfg. Number: TSR2009
  • Game System: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition
  • Author: Gary Gygax
  • No. of Pages: 112
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Year Published: 1979
  • Dimensions: 8.5"x11"x0.55"
  • Weight: 22 oz