I was a little concerned about buying this book with a description of other than "used", but this reseller said the copy was "in excellent, unworn condition. Unmarked text" and the price for a "new" copy was ridiculous (in my opinion) at between $78.00 and $148.00, so I decided to take a chance at $8.03 plus $3.99 shipping. I was expecting a slightly worn copy to come in the mail. Boy, was I surprised when the book arrived and I opened the package. If this copy isn't brand new, it must have sitting on some shelf in a retail store and been overlooked because there isn't a mark on it and the spine and pages shows no signs of it ever having been handled at all. This reseller is definitely true to his/her word. Thank you ever so much for your honesty and fair pricing. As to the book itself (content that is), I read it a couple of years ago when I took my first photography class and, since then, have realized how well put together it is. It is succinct and straightforward. It gives little nuggets of wisdom in plain English and is something I will revisit to refresh my memory on the basics, which I occasionally forget, as I'm advancing into the more advanced concepts.