The Taschen limited editions are usually $800-$1500, this price is ridiculous and you can probably still find it for a reasonable deal. They're more like collectible than books which means they don't really get used as people don't want them to loose value. AFAIK the book was first printed in limited and regular edition so I might be wrong. You can get a regular one here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/383...pf_rd_i=507846 Keep in mind that online retailers are just out to gouge you when it comes to rare books. I'm sure Ghulkan found it for less than the price quoted here.