Thanks to Santa Claus, ("There ain't no sanity clause" -- Marx Brothers), I do have a copy of Lorayne's book.
Today the Canadian peso/ruble is about 1.56, so $150 U.S. is about $235 Cdn.
I don't want to get Santa angry, but this book is not worth $150 U.S./$235 Cdn.-- it is vastly overpriced. It would have been a reasonable value at the $60 U.S. level.
The last trick in the book, which Harry says he was going to issue separately for $50 to $100, is 98% Marlo's "Mexican Solitaire" which you can find at page 159 of Kaufman & Company's IBIDEM reprint Vol 1.
If I was going to spend $150 U.S. on some magic books, my choices for REAL VALUE would be:
1. The IBIDEM reprints, vol. 1 & 2.
2. Any book by James Swain.
3. Any book by Jack Carpenter.
4. Any book by Terry Legerould (sp?).
5. The Elmsley books.
6. The Brother Hamman book.
7. Harry Lorayne's earlier books ("Quantum Leaps" is overlooked, I liked it a lot).
8. Any book by Ken Krenzel.