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.