This copy is from the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin" numbered and signed by his daughter Diane Meglin.
From the back cover:
A lifetime of watercolor expertise - at your fingertips!
In Charles Reid's Watercolor Secrets, professional artist Charles Reid offers you an inside glimpse into his sketchbooks, sharing actual pages along with critiques and insights he's gleaned through years of practice. With each entry, you'll learn how to improve your own watercolor technique. Discover how to:
Simplify your shadow shapes
Create form using silhouettes
Use edges to create a crisp or soft effect
Prepare your supplies to paint outdoors
Balance your use of detail by focusing on the essentials
Quickly capture the essence of the environment in which you're painting
Five detailed step-by-step demonstrations guide you in creating watercolor masterpieces of your own. With Reid's concise and encouraging explanations, you'll feel as if you've found your own personal teacher.