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RPG Item Version
Nickname
Fourth Printing
Version Publisher
TSR
Alternate Names
Year Published
1979
Format
Hard Cover
Product Code
2009
ISBN-10
0935696008
ISBN-13
 
Pages
112 pages
Dimensions
Letter
Weight
1.25 pounds
Languages
English
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ObjectID: 18030
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The first printing with the ISBN on the spine and the back cover. Revised the layout of "Advanced D & D" and Monster Manual; Yellow Banner in the upper left corner held "Advanced D & D" in red and "MONSTER MANUAL" was printed across the top in yellow

There are three minor variations of the fourth printing, usually referred to as "Fourth Alpha", "Fourth Beta", and "Fourth Gamma". The easiest way to distinguish them is to consult the copyright page and note the color of the end papers:

4A - "4th Edition, August 1979", red end papers
4B - "4th Edition, August 1979" - (and later in smaller type) "Distributed to the book trade in the United States by Random House", red end papers
4G - "4th Edition, August 1979" - (and later in smaller type) "Distributed to the book trade in the United States by Random House", white end papers

N.B. - The copyright page inscription "4th Edition, August 1979" remained unchanged from the fourth printing through the eighth printing.