Buy it. Buy it. Assuming you are not loaded (you had to run your legs off right?), this might be the one time you have the funds to make a purchase like this. I have kids and a mortgage. A 300 dollar Latin dictionary sounds like grounds for divorce. Besides, if you do not like it, I promise to buy it from you for 125 $.
Well, now for an update.
Having spent some time hunting around for Latin dictionaries I have found there to be quite a few which has only led to FUD (Fear, Uncertainity and Doubt). I can't determine if I want the most expansive dictionary or a more classical one.
On a more theoritical note: It seems as if those who wrote dictionaries had to survey writtings, as well as build upon previously published works, in a particular language in order to derive the many meanings of a word from which they would begin to build their own brand of dictionary. I am sure that the inclusion/exclusion of certain words was predicated upon several space/time constraints as well as personal preferences.
Oh well, you are correct that I am not loaded, & I have no fear of divorce as I have been married for over 30 years and the last of my once full quiver are now in college, so a couple of more games and I may be able to purchase 2 OLD's and give one to you for free
Thanks for the reply,
Deus me ducet, non ratio.
Observito Quam Educatio Melius Est.