I just got my numbered, autographed copy of George Mattson's The Way of Uechi-Ryu Karate. Here are my general comments.
First... This is a very big book - almost coffee table book size. The photographs of many (including Uechi Kanei) are much better than in other books except Mr. Uechi's own dictionary-size Kyohon. It is also beautiful.
Second... I'm almost afraid to read my copy. Several of my Uechi books now (Master Uechi's Kyohon, George's first yellow edition of Uechi-Ryu Karate-do) are collectors items. Master Uechi's book could serve as a down payment on a very nice luxury car. If you happen to get one of the numbered and signed copies, I suggest you put it aside and get another "throw around" copy. But that's me.
Third... It is expensive. But IMO it's worth it.
Fourth... Nobody will every accuse George of being a master of the Japanese language. There are more than a few bastardized spellings of Japanese words in the book. It grates on me because I worked so hard in my Japanese language training and in particular the correct spelling and pronunciation of all things Uechi. Sorry, George, but I have to have SOMETHING negative to say.
If you want a book with almost no mistakes on Japanese names of Uechi kata and exercises, buy Alan Dollar's book. It took me 2 years to find the first mistake in it. (I believe it has two.) No biggie though... Alan's book is good on all things Alan/Kenyukai, and George's is all George.
Fifth... Actually there's another minor problem with George's book. It has several fairly large pictures of me in it. I do apologize. You might increase the value of the book by hiding those pages.
Sixth... This is a wonderful legacy piece for George. There are many, many personal photographs, and a detailed history of George's journey from young lad to martial master. God I wish I could do something this nice.
There are now several existing translations of the text portion of Master Uechi's kyohon. George got a copy of one (by David Smith I believe) and put several Uechi-relevant sections in his book. This alone is worth the price of the book.
I highly recommend this book. If you are a collector, this is a must-have - particularly the first limited printing.