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Encyclopedia Magica 4
Item code: TSR2161
Type: Accessory
Release: 1995
Compilation and Development:
Development and Editing:
Doug Stewart
Project Coordination:
Steve Winter
Interior Black and White Art:
Arnie Swekel
Interior Color Art: Clyde Caldwell
Jeff Easley
Roger Raupp
Robh Ruppel

Stephen A. Daniele
Format Softcover, false leather, 416 pages, perfect-bound.
Print Runs: 1st (November 1995)
Rarity: Uncommon
Value@NrMint: $25
ISBN: 0-7869-0289-2
Cover Price: $25.00 U.S.
Weight: 700 grams
Dimensions: width: 17.0 cm
height: 26.0 cm
depth: 2.0 cm

Collector's Arcana: According to Ryan Dancey's researches after WOTC took over TSR, the company had lost money on each encyclopedia sold, because production cost was too high. Author slade had already prepared a master index for magical items, the Magic Encyclopedia 1 (1992) and 2 (1993). These items contained references to which product the magical items were introduced, but without detailed descriptions. The Encyclopedia Magica series contains very detailed descriptions, plus lots of black and white illustrations and full-page color paintings. In the credits section, Author slade thanks TSR dinosaur James M. Ward for his chuckle, when Ward heard, that slade got the project.

An interior painting is featured in our Original Art Gallery.qq

We believe that either print run or sales of this 4th Volume was considerably lower than the others. It is uncommon to find and the value is still par with cover price.

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