8vo, 537pp. Softcover paperback in laminated covers with bold lettering on front and spine in very good condition with only minor chipping and bruised corners, text remains in near pristine condition with only age-yellowing marring the overall condition devoid of all prior owner notations and the spine is not at all significantly creased or weakened. Like new. The book is attempting to fulfil all demands and as the British Chess Magazine says, “it is a cracker… nobody will fail to find something new here”. Daunting for the beginner however, if it’s not in this book then it’s not worth knowing. and it is a very popular book indeed, undergoing this revised edition only three years post the first publication.