You dont need me to tell you that the music itself is obviously five star quality. This particular edition, though, is a bit of a pain. The general layout makes it hard to read - things should have been spaced out a bit more. The book does not easily sit flat on a music desk. Some of the page turns are in awkward places. There is a lot of great music here for the price, but my advice is to spend a bit more on a different edition.
This volume is a comprehensive Rachmaninoff collection containing all his preludes and etudes, including the famous C# minor prelude from his early years as well as his well-known G minor, C minor and B flat preludes; all great music. Etudes-Tableaux are picturesque and colorful, having elements of the Russian melodic style, such as the D minor Op. 33. For any aspiring pianists, this is essential repertoire and the edition & price are fantastic. Nice picture on the cover (Russian domes in the background).
Well i can hardly comment on the music itself. If you don't know it you should. If you don't you are probably not good enough to play it. Dover Publications, high quality stuff generally, this is no exception. For some the notes may be a little small, i had no problem with it personally.