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Descent anniversary set for 2019
  • Descent anniversary set for 2019
  • Descent anniversary set for 2019: issue 266
  • Descent anniversary set for 2019: issue 267
  • Descent anniversary set for 2019: issue 268
  • Descent anniversary set for 2019: issue 269
  • Descent anniversary set for 2019: issue 270
  • Descent anniversary set for 2019: issue 271

Descent's anniversary set


Descent set of six issues for 2019

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Descent's anniversary year of 2019

Descent sets are ideal for research and to add to your collection. This set covers the year of 2019 and comprises issues (266), (267), (268) (269), (270) and (271), and includes the large, double-sided A2 poster that was supplied with issue (266), as long as stocks last. This set is offered at the end of our 50th anniversary year as part of our celebration - it is no mean feat for a niche publication to remain in print for this long.

This is an ideal opportunity to send a present to a friend, to catch up with missed issues for yourself, or to learn what Descent is all about. Fifty years in print is quite an achievement for any niche publication, and we are proud to still present the best features about caves and caving that are to be found anywhere. Come and join us.

These six separate issues, as back issues, would normally cost £7.95 x 6 = £47.70. However, to help commemorate this anniversary year with 50 years in print, this set for 2019 will cost you only £30, and that's with UK postage included (select the drop-down box to find the cost of posting internationally). Whichever way you look at it, that's quite a saving and an offer that may not last for ever.

To find what appeared in those issues, use the links from the issue numbers above. Descent sets are also available in complete years for some years, and if there are other topics than those already on offer that you would like to see included in our Descent sets, please let us know.

Postage costs are included in the purchase price

VAT is not charged on UK publications. Orders to the EU are posted without tax paid: you are responsible for VAT and any other charges on delivery

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Six issues, three with extra pages + a free poster
Publication date:
February to December 2019 (six issues)
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Set of 6: 266 to 271 for 2019

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If stock is limited, for example with a single copy of a second-hand book, it will be assigned to UK stock. If you require posting to an address outside the UK, selecting your options may not allow an order to be placed, even though stock is available. If this is the case, please contact us to enable the options you require.

Please see our FAQs relating to deliveries, and the Delivery page linked from the bottom of each page, before placing your order if time is an important element for your order.


We regret that due to the volatility of Royal Mail postage charges, we have been forced to remove the option for two-year subscriptions. We have also been forced to remove the option for economy mail to the EU, given indications that Royal Mail intends to remove this service.

All international mail is now being despatched in paper wrapping using Royal Mail customs and address labels mandated by them. We also regret this means we can no longer indicate the last issue of your subscription on the mailing sheet or supply a reminder to renew with the final edition. Please track your own subscription ending or check with us at any time. Subscriptions begun since September 2021 have a comment added in your account (under the tab for the order) which records the final issue to be supplied.


On 1 July 2021 the EU removed all exemptions for tax and customs duty on low value items posted from the UK to the EU, meaning that although VAT is 0% on books and magazines in the UK, it is charged within the EU and the VAT (potentially plus a handling fee) now apply to all orders to the EU.

Ideally, the VAT should be paid at the point of posting, but doing so requires registration with an agent to handle the payments, and this is incredibly expensive and not financially viable. To be clear, all small publishers in the UK are in the same position and we are unable to post any items to the EU with VAT or other duties paid.

Ordering any item from Wild Places, including a Descent subscription, requires that you accept responsibility of paying the VAT and any other local charges on delivery.

To be clear: Wild Places will NOT cover any charges levied by your country; it is your responsibility to accept these when placing an order.

We apologise for the situation, but it is outside our control. We will maintain a link from the left-hand column on the home page with the latest updates. If you are an existing subscriber to Descent and have not replied yet to our enquiries concerning your deliveries, please make contact.

NOTE: Subscribers in Norway or Switzerland (which are outside the EU) should place your order on the Subscription International page or contact us first.


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