There are very few books detailing the technical aspects of wood engraving out there. This is about as close to one that I have ever seen. Although it isn’t that in-depth (Moser even says that there really isn’t much to teach, you just need to do it), there are several helpful tidbits that I haven’t read elsewhere including quite a bit on the tools of the engraver and how to print blocks. The whole affair is written in a light-hearted, entertaining style that also serves as a glimpse into the mind of Barry Moser the artist. As one would expect, it is filled with lovely examples of Moser’s work.