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Player's Handbook TSR2010, Idol Cover Hardcover Core Rulebook for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 1st Edition Vintage TSR book by Gary Gygax, Good/Very Good Condition

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Wow. This book brings back lots of great memories. This excellent 128-page book was authored by Gary Gygax and ushered in the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 1st Edition era. Although, for some reason, the Monster Manual was published first.


From the back of the tome:

No more searching through stacks of books and magazines to find out what you need to know. The Player's Handbook puts it all at your fingertips, including:

All recommended character classes

fighters, paladins, rangers, magic-users, etc.

Character races

dwarves, elves, gnomes, half-orcs, humans, etc.

Character level statistics

Equipment lists with costs

Spell listings by level and descriptions of effects (including many new spells!)

As a dungeon adventurer or a dungeon master, you will find the contents of this book to be what you have been waiting for. All useful material is now compiled under one cover, especially for players!


This book is from the 7th print run. This book is in Good to Very Good condition. It is sturdy, and the binding is tight. The cover has been laminated and the lamination is starting to tear along the binding. There is some bubbling and wear on the lamination. The corners are moderately rounded. There is a 1/2-inch surface tear under the lamination on the back of the upper left-hand corner. It looks like the original owner's name has been scribbled out on the interior of the front and back covers. The interior is in Very Good condition. The pages show light wear, light corner, and edge wear. They are white and clean. Some of the pages are a little wavy and there is a bit of a musty odor although I do not think it was water damaged. There is a stray pencil mark, a couple of folded corners, and a few discolored spots. A nice, sturdy gaming copy.

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  • Item Info/Title: Player's Handbook
  • Publisher/Manufacturer: TSR
  • Mfg. Code: TSR2010
  • Mfg. Number: TSR2010
  • Game System: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (First Edition)
  • Author: Gary Gygax
  • No. of Pages: 128
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Year Published: 1980
  • Dimensions: 8.5"x11"x0.67"
  • Weight: 20 oz