The famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright was an avid collector of Japanese Woodblock Prints. As it turns out, he also published a book as well (first released in 1912).
Interestingly the price is really quite fair: Another copy sold at Christie’s for almost $500 more just 3 years ago.
Of course, the reprint (from 1967) is considerably less expensive, coming in at only $150, used. I haven’t heard any reviews of the book in particular – and considering what knowledge there was of prints in 1912 (not much, compared to now) the book probably doesn’t have much educational value beyond being a collector’s item.