9 Rare 'Star Wars' Posters That Every Fan Will Love

Out Oct. 14, courtesy of Abrams, comes "Star Wars Art: Posters." The fifth and final installment in a series of books curated by George Lucas and Lucasfilm includes "Star Wars" art from around the world in one handy place. All six "Star Wars" films are represented in "Posters," as are "'Droids' and 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' animated television series, radio dramatizations, gallery exhibitions, fan-club exclusives, foreign one-sheets, video games, and limited-edition posters curated and commissioned by Mondo Tees in Texas." From the book's official press release:

Few pieces of artwork have ignited the imagination and distilled the passion for Star Wars as much as the original posters created to publicize and market the franchise’s films, television shows, and video games. From Howard Chaykin’s first advance poster, released to comic-book shops and distributed at the New York and San Diego Comic Cons in the summer of 1976, through Roger Kastel’s Gone with the Wind–inspired one-sheet for Episode V and Drew Struzan’s striking, now-iconic paintings for all six films, Star Wars has enjoyed nearly four decades of poster art from some of the most renowned and beloved artists and designers working in movies.

To celebrate the release (and Star Wars Reads Day), HuffPost Entertainment is happy to debut nine images from the pages of "Star Wars Art: Posters." For more on the book, head to Amazon.

Tom Jung
Black-and-white concept treatment for "Star Wars" style "A" theatrical one-sheet, 1977
John Berkey
Full-color painted concept treatment for "Star Wars" novelization rerelease cover, c. 1977
Mike Sadd
Final digital artwork for "Knights of the Old Republic" video game promotional poster, 2003
Rich Kelly
Attack Position, 2010 (Limited-edition Mondo screen print)
Ellen Lee
Final mixed-media/digital artwork for "The Phantom Menace" theatrical advance poster, 1998
Ralph McQuarrie
Final painted artwork for "The Empire Strikes Back" Radio Drama poster, 1982
Drew Struzan
Full-color painted concept treatment for "Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure" style “B” poster, 1984
Robert Silvers
Final photomosaic for "The Phantom Menace" poster, 1999
Steve Thomas
Cruise the Galaxy, 2011 (Limited-edition giclee print for Acme Archives)
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CORRECTION: After publication, Abrams informed The Huffington Post that it had captioned the poster for "Knights of the Old Republic" incorrectly as "The Force Unleashed."