I count 23 really good color pics. Just enough to make you want to try them-now. I found it to be too much as a new vegetarian, I got it from the library again 7 months later, and going to make it my first vegan cookbook.
This cookbook has very few pictures, but they all look great. Almost all of the recipes I've tried have been phenominal. There's also a really good section in the beginning on how to cook almost anything (roasting veggies, cooking grains, etc). Good luck and enjoy this book!
Oh, btw, this is the only cookbook I've ever bought that doesn't have pictures with every recipe. It's well worth the purchase, though. I use it probably about twice a week.