Return of the Jedi Portfolio, Ralph McQuarrie, 1983, Star Wars Art, VG w/Folder

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McQuarrie, Ralph.  Return of the Jedi Portfolio (New York: Ballantine Books, 1983).
English, Near Fine plates in a Very Good folder, Very Good overall, No Binding, 11" x 15 1/2", 20 color plates + one plate (one pp.) of text.
ISBN: 0345309618
20 color plates laid in a black paper portfolio with a folding flap at top. Red and white lettering on front and back of portfolio. Color illustration on front panel of portfolio. Each plate has a beige-gray background with the concept art shown at center. Plates have light age toning and slight wear to edges and tips, else pristine and intact. Portfolio has light to moderate wear to extremities and a few wrinkles, else clean and intact. Beautiful set of 20 loose-leaf plates showing concept paintings by Ralph McQuarrie for the movie, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. One plate of text briefly describes McQuarrie's career and lists captions corresponding to the art plates. Ralph McQuarrie (1929-2012) was a concept artist and illustrator. He worked on noted movies such as the original Star Wars trilogy, Battlestar Galatica, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The following are brief summaries of the subjects shown on the plates by plate number. 1) C-3PO and R2-D2 in front of Jabba's Palace. 2) C-3PO and R2-D2 meeting Bib Fortuna in Jabba's Palace. 3) Luke Skywalker confronts Jabba in his throne room. 4) Musicians in Jabba's Palace. 5) C-3PO, R2-D2, other droids, and a Gamorrean guard in Jabba's Palace. 6) Luke fights the Rancor. 7) Han Solo and Chewbacca fight on desert skiff in front of Jabba's Sail Barge. 8) Explosion of Jabba's Sail Barge. 9) Speeder bike chase on Endor. 10) Darth Vader and Imperial shuttle in docking bay of the Death Star. 11) C-3PO carried by Ewoks on Endor. 12) Leia walks with an Ewok in the treetop Ewok village. 13) Darth Vader, Imperial officers, and AT-AT on Endor. 14) Ewoks battle AT-STs on Endor. 15) Luke and Darth Vader have a light saber battle on the Death Star. 16) Emperor Palpatine uses Force Lightning on Luke. 17) Rebel A-wings prepare to fight the Galactic Empire. 18) Starships battle near the Death Star.  19) Rebel B-wings fly away from an exploding Star Destroyer. 20) The Millennium Falcon and an X-wing destroy the core of the Death Star. Heavy and oversize books may require additional shipping.

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