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Lord of the Rings: Collector's Ed

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Addenda (5 pp.): ‘The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age’ (1980 Unfinished Tales map), small-scale key plus 4 sections. J.R.R . TUO ER JIN ( J.R.R. Tolkien ) . AI LUN LI . [Alan . Lee] HUI . DENG JIA WAN SHI ZHONG GE DU YUN CI YI The showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth cards make up the bulk of each Special Edition Collector Booster. These are simply reskinned cards from Tales of Middle-earth made to look like they’re printed on an aging scroll of paper. The artwork on the cards themselves are the same from the original set, with the new showcase treatment seemingly being a type of filter applied over each card. For the most part, this is what you’ll be getting from these boosters, so if you find this style, I don’t know, ugly and lazy, then you may want to consider just buying singles of the new cards available like the Brothers Hildebrandt cards or other new treatments. What Are the Poster Cards?

Hardcover (229 mm × 154 mm); single volume with slipcase, 1184 pp. (i–xxvi prefatory; 1–1157 text; 1 p. addendum). This edition is based on the 50th anniversary edition published 2005, which is a revised edition of the reset edition first published 2002.

Pagination in The Return of the King is off by two pp., overlapping that in The Two Towers, as described below:

There are a few main differences between the original run of Collector Boosters from Tales of Middle-earth and the new Special Edition Collector Boosters. One is that you can’t find the original treatments of any Tales of Middle-earth cards in the Special Edition, only the showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth versions. Special Edition Collector Boosters are also the only place to find poster cards and Brothers Hildebrandt cards. Hardcover (242 mm × 162 mm); single volume with gold-stamped cover and matching slipcase, 1216 pp., paginated as three separate volumes:Prefatory material includes ‘Note on the Illustrations’ by Hammond and Scull (excerpted from The Art of the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien), omits ‘Note on the Text’ by Douglas A. Anderson and ‘Note on the 50th Anniversary Edition’ by Hammond and Scull. Condition: good. Used - Good : May be signs of prior use, (Highlighting, writing, creasing, folds, etc.) For USED books, we cannot guarantee supplemental materials such as CDs, DVDs, access codes and other materials.

Facing pp. 26, 46, 98, 116, 152, 216, 280, 296, 300, 336, 392, 458, 528, 554, 704, 710, 750, 794, 898, 918, 942, and 950: illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien.Hardcover (228 mm × 149 mm); single volume, 1200 pp. (i–xx prefatory; 1–1178 text; 2 p. addendum) plus illustrations (see Maps & Illustrations, below).

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