In October Rizzoli will be republishing what is regarded by many to be the strangest book in the world, the Codex Seraphinianus. The Codex is unlike other historically well-known strange books (such as the Voynich Manuscript), in that the author of the book is not only known (Luigi Serafini is his name), he’s still alive. But the book is just so damned strange that it has accumulated a veritable industry of speculation about its meaning, deeper origins, and whether the language in which it is written actually has any syntax or not. Serafini has said relatively little about it himself over the years, and denies that the script has any meaning, but no one really believes that, including me.
Original printings often sell for upwards of a thousand dollars on Ebay. I don't know what effect if any this re-release is going to have on the value of the original stock, but I do know one thing. If this fool has any cash in his pocket when je come across this re-release in book stores, he and it will soon be parted.