This 232 page-book is a great book to master. Since the author's research for his masters degree was about this subject, one can expect some serious material. All the techniques discussed are backed up by examples. Major sections are basic rhythms, harmonies, bass patterns, grace notes, clusters, repeated patterns, tremolos, "blue" notes, barrelhouse and ragtime sounds, textures, syncopations and more. He further tells you which recordings have the specific examples that he's trying to explain to you.
This copy is spiral bound and in good condition, be perfect for learning all sorts off piano techniques.