I've been interested in this book for a long time and didn't know there were new copies still available - I've only ever seen it in a library. I'm also aware of one sharp-shooter who split the two volumes and offered them for $200+ each on the net. As academic books go, the price on offer from the author is pretty reasonable and I think like most people here I'd rather my money go to him than some rentseeker on Amazon or eBay. OzJohn