The Fabric of the Human Body: Spectacular edition of foundational 16th C anatomy text, 20 years in the making
Alas, until the price comes down by at least an order of magnitude I can't justify owning a copy.. Even granting textbook pricing practices.
Before clicking the link I was thinking "geez..doesn't he know that a good quality facsimile doesn't come cheap? Expect to pay $150-$200" -- then I did click and saw exactly what you mean -- being $150-$200 would be coming down by a order of magnitude!
While I understand a great deal of work has gone into the translation and annotation, the price? Seriously? $1650?
Now, in the past, books of this nature certainly would have a small audience, and so pricing them high was the only way to recoup the time and expense. Today? With BOINGBOING readers along, if this were priced, even as high as $250, the increase in sales would make up for the reduced margin.
I had IMMEDIATELY gone to look at this as a superb gift but...at that price? I'll just look at the Amazon page longingly.
Is is printed on human skin?
Those skeletons look exactly the same as they do today! So much for Evolution, amirite?
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