Item: ORIGINAL D&D WOODGRAIN BOX SET - 3rd PRINT, 1975 - Gary Gygax & Dave Arneson. Much rarer than the later "white box" sets.With original copies of Chainmail plus two supplements. Box: Still relatively "square" corners and edges on lid and base without any substantial bowing or bashes aside from one corner of the base which has a light 4cm crease as a result, but showing signs of substantial wear from play, particularly to the corners of lid and along edges to a lesser degree per the supplied photos. General ageing to box labels, surface rubs to front and back, box lid with a few smallish water stains and light horizontal pencil mark at the horse's hind hooves. Masking tape not the worst option!
Applied to lower right corner of lid and base with an unobtrustive hint of a split repair at the lower left. Insides of box lid and base better, clean and unmarked. Books: Good examples of the 3rd print OD&D books with solid bindings, very little spine creasing and (unusually) no significant cardstock splitting which this print is notorious for.
Reasonably clean externally except for a small red crayon mark at the top right and tiny white spot to top left back cover of M&M, a little more grubbiness on M&T particularly on the back cover, with U&WA having only a few tiny red marks and other smudging. Internally generally clean with very light thumbcreasing noted on close inspection of M&M. Light staple rust but internally clean pages with no ownership marks or annotations.Chainmail (3rd print, June 1976) - a nice, clean solid copy with just a few thumb marks as is almost inevitable. Blackmoor (2nd print, July 1976) - again, only minor grubbiness and light staple rust, clean internally. Eldritch Wizardry (1st print, April 1976) - a fine copy but for slightly heavier staple rust, also clean internally. Thank you for your interest & Best wishes for your collecting! The item "ORIGINAL D&D WOODGRAIN BOX 1975 3rd PRINT + extras RARE Gygax / Arneson" is in sale since Monday, June 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Wargames & Role-Playing\Role-Playing\Dungeons & Dragons\Other Dungeons & Dragons". The seller is "harami2000" and is located in Peterhead. This item can be shipped worldwide.