This is a textbook that was used in the late 1940's early 1950's and was an important role in letterpress printing . It is a textbook that records, describes and explains every step in the evolution and practice of photoengraving from its modest beginnings. Times and methods have changed but this is a look of history 60 years ago. It is a hard bound book and it is in good condition with no writing or underlining. Boards show usage. Check out the pictures.