This is an essential guide for all calligraphers - whether they are amateurs or professionals. The book contains over 100 different alphabets with detailed instructions on how to draw all the letters. Its wiro binding means that the book will lie flat and be easy to work from. There is also useful information about tools and materials, basic layouts and illumination and ornamentation. At [pound]14.99 it is extremely good value and it should be a must for the reference shelves of all calligraphers.--This text refers to the Spiral-bound edition.