btw five hundred years ago there was another book somewhat like that - voynich manuscript.
take a look at some pages (click on image to see a bigger version)
amazon sells those for 500 bucks or more
you can read about it in wikipedia.
i can’t even tell you how much i like stuff like that
update related links
inde.ru/tmp/Codex_Seraphinianus.pdf - the entire book in pdf (50mb)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_Manuscript - Voynich Manuscript
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlön%2C_Uqbar%2C_Orbis_Tertius - “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” - and article of same kind, that was written by Jorge Luis Borges in the early 20 centure
grapefruitopia.com/seraphinianus - a site were the talk a lot about the book
cr.cx/seraphinianus/codex - a site where they tell you who codex’ alphabet was decrypted
math.bas.bg/~iad/serafin.html - bolgarian linguist ivan derzhanskiy about decoding text and numbers
spamula.net/blog - a blog where tons of other art material, i found it when i was looking for info about the book. they have tons of interesting art things there
imdb.com/title/tt0070544 - franch animation film La Planète sauvage, it has many similarities
horg.com/chasm installation project dedicated to this book (burning man 2004)
i ordered the book and it arrived. it is gigantic in size, thick and large. print, paper and binding quality is superb. they also insert a booklet - decodex, but it is in italian and i have not mastered that one yet.
the book is available on amazon again