Mossflower Collector'sMore details have surfaced concerning the previously announced Mossflower Collector's Edition. As was theorized, this will be a hardcover reissue of the book Mossflower with new illustrations provided by David Elliot.

Specifically, Elliot will be providing six full-page illustrations for the book, as well as a new map. It's unknown whether these illustrations will be black & white or color plates (as in the Redwall 10th Anniversary Edition), but color plates seem likely.

The publisher has provided the following description of the product:
Mossflower, prequel to Redwall, is widely acknowledged by fans as one of the most memorable volumes of the bestselling Redwall series. It is now available in a special format, with six all-new, full-page illustrations and a brand-new map by David Elliot (illustrator of Triss and The Angel's Command, and winner of the 2003 New Zealand Post Children's Book Award). Fans will be eager to add it to their collections, and those new to the Redwall series will want to pick it up to find out how the grand epic got its start.

The Collector's Edition will be 432 pages long (one page longer than the original hardcover edition), but will retain the original Troy Howell cover art (see image). ISBN: 0399240314

Mossflower Collector's Edition will hit US shelves on February 23rd, 2004.