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Descent (40)
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Descent (40)

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Descent (40), January 1979

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Descent (40), January 1979

Mile and a Half of Superb Cave Passage Opened in King Pot

King Pot in Kingsdale has seen a major extension.

Eislufhöhle Still Going for CUCC

A Cambridge team is 1,148ft down in Austria’s Eislufhöhle

Vespers Pot: Under Our Noses All the Time!

Vespers Pot in Kingsdale proved easy to enter; you just had to have the luck of looking in the right place.

Death of Dr. E.K. Tratman

‘Trat’ has died; here is our tribute.

Reyfad Find Heads Into Mountain

Another kilometre of passage has been found in Reyfad Pot.

British Divers Set for World Record Dive at Keld Head

Preparations are underway to forge a major underwater link.

Los Tayos

A pint at t’Heifer, then caving’s zaniest expedition sets off for Ecuador.

Return from Mulu

One of the largest expeditions ever organised by the Royal Geographical Society has returned from the caves of Mulu, having shot a television film to boot.

Doghole Reveals Devon’s Jewels

Doghole in Buckfastleigh has seen renewed interest – and an extension.

Exploring the Dachstein Massif

The Totes Gebirge of Austria calls to cavers ...

National Caving Association Commentary

Whether you agree with the red tape or not, the latest reports will affect you!

Cover: George Cooper laddering the Gouffre de Roque de Cor. Photo: Paul Deakin


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Binding:
Card cover
Size:
A4
New or used:
Descent: second-hand
Pages:
44
Publication date:
January 1979
ISSN:
0046-0036
Detailed condition:
Pages and cover clean: very good with no inscriptions or marks. Staples with light rusting (as is often the case) but not materially affecting the paper. Crease to lower corner of back cover; some surface scuff marks consistent with age
Other:
sh710

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With such a wealth of information contained in the pages of Descent, out-of-print editions have become much sought after. To help collectors and researchers, where possible second-hand copies are available to supplement the back issues in stock.

Availability of these varies a great deal. Some early and a few later editions are very scarce. Prices vary widely, according both to scarcity and condition – to a collector, creases or a stamped imprint would affect an issue's desirability, while clubs may only wish to have a 'reading copy' to place in the library. In short, expect prices higher than those for back issues – especially for copies in good condition – although sometimes a second-hand copy may be damaged and thus be cheaper than a back issue.

Contents lists of the main articles may be found by looking at individual issues.

Please note that second-hand stocks can and do change rapidly. Different copies of the same issue may be available at differing prices, depending on condition, so use a search to uncover any others. Also note that not all the second-hand stock of Descent is online: if you are looking for a copy in a different conditions, or one that is not online, please contact us to enquire.

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