This version bears the words "1st Printing May 1995" in the colophon.
On the front and back covers, in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons logo, the word "Rulebook" is printed in the same shade of yellow as used in the cover title text.
The catalog number, 2149, is printed in white (knock-out) in the upper right corner of the cover.
On the back cover, the words "Sug. Retail" and the prices for US, Canada, and the UK are in white text (knock-out).
The endpapers are of heavy stock and are printed with full-color promotional blurbs for the range of 2nd edition AD&D products.