Deities & Demigods (1980-1) for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons is a well-known hardcover. Even folks who know very little about D&D history know the old DDGs have the Cthulhu and Menibonean pantheons in them.
Well, not all of them have C&M. I see a lot of mistaken eBay sellers who believe all the Erol Otus art covers have C&M.
I’ll repeat the guide here:
Some online sellers confuse printings, and will claim C/M mythos when they’re not actually present. Asking for the page count is the quickest indicator:
144 pages = Cthulhu/Melnibonean
128 pages = both mythos gone
Quick breakdown of the printings:
1st – Has C/M mythos. No thanks to Chaosium.
2nd – Has C/M mythos…
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