While prowling the knickknack tables at Houston's annual Arcade Expo on Saturday, I found this:
The staples are rusty, the top of the cover has slight water staining (but, strangely, no wrinkling), and the page edges have turned "gamer-grubby brown" from extensive handling...but it's otherwise in dandy shape.
The 45-something guy in the X-Wing Pilot uniform and helmet who sold it to me clearly loved—and, even better, used—the book.
This is the best 50 cents I've ever spent. Score!
PS: Gamer-Grubby Brown needs to be an official Crayola color.