Cave Hunting by W. Boyd Dawkins
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Cave Hunting

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Cave Hunting by W. Boyd Dawkins
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Cave Hunting

Cave Hunting by W. Boyd Dawkins is a classic title, this being the original issue and not a reprint written at a time of massive expansion into cave archeology. Front the preface: 'I have attempted to bring the history of cave-exploration down to the knowledge of to-day, and to put its main conclusions before my readers in one connected and continuous narrative.' The 12 chapters are followed by two appendices, one of which interestingly covers the 'instruments and methods of cave hunting'. Chapter 3 specifically covers 'historic caves in Britain', though there are plenty of other UK references elsewhere, including Wookey Hole, Kent' Cavern and Kirkdale Cave.

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Binding:
Hardback
Dustjacket:
No known dustjacket issued; decorative boards
Size:
156mm x 228mm approx
Pages:
xxiv+455
Illustrations:
129 drawings in b&w; colour plate
Publication date:
1874
Detailed condition:
Cover illustration good, but worn edges to boards; spine mostly detached and split but pages clean and good; original bookplate to inside cover
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Good
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