I’ve never fancied myself a book collector, though I do have a handful of rare/out-of-print/autographed/limited-edition books of very limited monetary value. Believe it or not, they’re all either things given to me, or impulse buys. This, however, is the one book I can honestly say I really want to own.
It’s particularly funny because my interest in flammables and energetic materials is fairly constrained to not accidently making them go boom in the lab and enjoying fireworks/Mythbusters. Still, something about the book intrigues me, perhaps it’s the fact that a book like this can actually go out of print! Unbe-fucking-lievable.