I'm saying somebody might.
At that level, however, it's usually an auction or specialized rare book dealer that gets the custom.
Understand that I'm not the slightest bit familiar with that book; how rare it is, how in demand, how it fits in the collector market. But I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if somebody forked over that kind of money.
Note that the book is listed as a first edition collectible. One of the things that means is that there are all sorts of collecter categories that might have interest in it. Just some of them would include:
1. People who collect rare cookbooks
2. People who collect first editions (and break that down into as many sub-categories as you wish)
3. People who collect Stalinist memorabelia
4. People who collect Russian publications
etc., etc., etc.
The only thing that surprises me is that the book is listed as an open offering, as though it's just another used book. Normally, dealers who handle that sort of thing have lists of potential customers, and it goes out as a private offering.
Although not applicable in this case, another factor effecting book prices is initial printing. Sometimes there is a book published of great importance to the field, but which is incredibly expensive to produce while having a limited sales potential. Many scientific reference books fall in that category. I have one like that, for instance, called Evolution of Crop Plants that was issued at $450. I haven't checked, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least to find that it's selling used for two or more times that.
Edited by KYHeirloomer - 12/13/11 at 12:45pm