I appreciate the compiler's efforts in making a reprint of this rare material available, since it's near impossible to find original 1940s guides. That said, the quality of the original scan or the printing leaves a little to be desired. The halftone dots are visible to varying degrees on every page taken from the original, even in the background (which is optimally supposed to be white), and this makes the text a little fuzzy and hard to read and the pictures a bit dark. This is also a touch expensive for the length, which is the stated 40 pages only if you include blanks, one-sided pages and full-page section markers. I counted 21 pages of actual content (including the copy of the original cover). Otherwise it's beautifully illustrated, offers clear pincurl set instructions for 12 iconic 40s styles, and starts off with a brief but helpful illustrated intro to techniques.