This is a really nice cookbook that covers some very basic recipes and gives detailed how to instructions about cooking Chinese Food. It was written by Kenneth Lo and published by Octopus Books Limited, London, WI... The publication date is 1977. It is a hardcover book. The book is used but the condition is good with shelf wear to the edges. The dust jacket is in fair shape. The book contains fabulous mouth-watering pictures of some of the dishes. This is a great book for the cooking enthusiast or for a beginner because of the easy to follow directions.