This is a complete rip-off of Francis King and Stephen Skinner's classic book on magic, "Techniques of High Magic". It covers almost exactly the same ground, and the title is only one word different. In fact the only real difference is the very strange typesetting of the Francis Melville book, and the artsy layout. I suggest you buy the book it was copied from instead.
This book is almost an offshoot of the one written by King and Skinner titled "Techniques of High Magic" with added information and rituals, both eastern and western in tradition.
For any practicing Magician, a nice piece to have around the temple or alter.
The material was well put together, making information easily accessable.
The paper was durable, print multicolored, simulated leather cover with 2 ribbons to tie shut when travelling.
I purchased a second one to send to a Magician I know in Chicago as a gift....and finding the second one in hardcover was difficult.