| The Grand Rapids edition was 8 volumes |
and was very reasonable.
CPH chose to sell Luther gee-gaws this year,
like their Here I Stand socks,
and publish Gerhard in an expensive edition.
I decided to start each volume with a Best of Luther set of quotations, mined from that particular book, ending with the citation. Nothing is more frustrating than seeing a "Luther quotation" with no citation. The main point of the quotations is to get people into the sermons themselves.
Luther's sermons should be read and studied, not overlayed with editorial filters. That would be like a house painter explaining Rembrandt.
The volumes will come out one at at time. I am doing this so a set can be bought at the author's price, which is an enormous discount from the Amazon retail price. They will also be on Kindle Unlimited, so those people can have the set for free as e-books.
Any Lutheran publisher could have done this, because creating low-cost editions of public domain works is often done. Visit a chain bookstore and all the classics are available in cheap editions for a few dollars each. New salacious novels are $25 and more.
I wanted a set that I could read in printed form, so the fonts will be as large as possible. Amazon print books are well constructed. I have been pleased with them and their color covers.