according to my copy, oops, i mean aaron krumhansl, it's approx 5 by 9 inches, and 22 unpaginated leaves. there's no way in hell that it's large, or heavy. pricey, yes. worth the price, probably. can i afford it....nope :)
Longshot is not large and heavy. Horsemeat is large and heavy. And if you're trying to sell a book for that kind of scratch, keep taking photos until you get an acceptable shot. It's all about the presentation, baby.
Well, you could wait until the next copy comes up on eBay (or ABE, or anywhere), which should be sometime in 2025. Maybe it will be cheaper then. ;)
This one is pretty hard to find, so the premium price they are asking these days doesn't surprise me. Whether it sells for that or not, I wouldn't even speculate. Not with a deep-pocketed, obsessive buyer currently on the prowl (which is, I suspect, why this is listed now at the price it is listed for).
Do you know what's even more rare than this bird? Run With The Hunted. The red chapbook. Over the years, you will occasionally see Longshot turn up on eBay or at a bookfair. But Run? I haven't seen one for a long, long time.
I've only seen one copy of Run With the Hunted, and that was at the Los Angeles Antiquarian Book Fair a couple of years ago. Of course now I wish I'd whipped out the credit card for that copy. It could have been had for slightly less than this seller wants for Longshot Pomes on eBay.
To give you some idea, at least three booths at that fair had the rare first BSP broadsides, and I must have seen five copies of Flower, Fist...but only the one copy of Run With the Hunted.
In the early years of my representation of BSP, I would routinely throw out the "old" excess BSP broadsides by the dozens when the new book list season arrived. I also would trade all of my paperback BSP copies at half price with booksellers for the books I really wanted for my collection. All I can do today is shake my head at myself over what I threw away, traded away (at half price) and under appreciated at the time. Also, get this one, after the annual regional book shows I would always sell the entire BSP book display to some lucky indie bookseller for half price. Aaaaahh, the foolishness of youth!