I know from a reliable source, that it IS new and exactly as described.
The source is me.
I'm aware, the price seems a little high, but given all the facts about it: condition, last book of BSP, binding and slipcase, only Montfort-book that covers the Whole time of him photographing Buk, extremely limited and never originally for sale, etc., I decided it's a worthy investment for a collector in soon-to-be-seen prices.
I have one myself (the inside-shots were taken from My copy, so I had not to spread the actual offered copy. It literally is a virgin.) and am glad about it.