This is a staple-bound book, as I recall. So missing pages late in the rulebook should also mean you're missing pages early in the rulebook, on that same corresponding sheet.
Damn. That is true. I didn't even notice. I'm also missing the second "game components" page and the "Setup" page. Wow.
Looking at the PDF I can't help but notice how the page numbers are messed up. The Numbers restart calling the page starting with "Suggested player layout", page 2. That is probably why I never noticed the gap in the front of my book.