noise histrionics scribbling
I also hear this is good:http://www.mcclelland.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780771047626
That looks like fun, thanks for the headsup.
Though it's a little irritating that our usual source for high geek quotient literature knoweth not of this thing. Meanwhile Amazon US is selling the paperback used for a price which indicates they had to cross a thousand miles of frozen waste themselves to obtain it. I'd say they probably resorted to cannibalism, too, but that really goes without saying.
Powell's doesn't have it?! Tsk. How is one supposed to stay away from Amazon, then, I ask you?And you're right, some Used Books prices on Amazon are hysterical. Just the other day I was looking for Ian Bostridge's latest, and if I remember correctly I could choose between a new book for $15.95 and a used one from an obscure seller in Indiana for $64.55.
Srsly, I know Canada is thought to lie somewhere beyond the Realm of Prester John, but the publisher is Random House. How arcane can this be? Plan B: add it to the To Do list for the next East Thirdfloorian Expedition to Repatriate Small Change.$64.55, are they high? This is like when I was looking for John Wilkins' "Essay Towards a Real Character..." and discovered I could obtain the 1968 facsimile reprint for a mere $1599, but if I wanted the 1668 first edition I would have to fork over thirty bucks more. Mmmmkay.
Ah, if only algorithm knew what the first edition or seventeenth century is...