There is very little in the way of writing within the e-book. There is a brief introduction explaining the type of colour drawings. Each page has a small explanation of the scene before you. I personally would have liked to know where the originals are and the story behind the e-book. I viewed these on a iPad rather than my Kindle so I could enjoy the colour prints. It was a nice relaxing half an hour whilst I looked through and enjoyed the prints, which were produced by woodcut print method.