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Moors Crags & Caves of the High Peak and Neighbourhood
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Moors Crags & Caves

Moors Crags & Caves of the High Peak and Neighbourhood by Ernest A. Baker
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Moors Crags & Caves of the High Peak

Moors Crags & Caves of the High Peak and Neighbourhood by Ernest A. Baker was published with highly attractive decorative boards. Although there are blemishes, this is a very collectable copy and relatively scarce in its original format (as opposed to a later, inferior reprint).

The contents centre on climbing in the Peak District, but Baker was also a caver and descended Eldon Hole and other caves, such as Speedwell, Peak, Blue John and Bagshawe; the closing chapter on 'cave work as a sport' is fascinating in itself from a historical perspective. The chapters on caves are some of the classics of the era.

Please see under 'Data' for details of the condition of this second-hand book; remember, the price includes postage.

This book is assigned to UK stock. If you require a different post destination please contact us so that stock may be moved and you can place your order.

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No known dustjacket issued; decorative boards
145mm x 225mm approx
Photographs (43) and maps (2, fold-out) in b&w
Publication date:
Detailed condition:
Cover with rub marks and slight stain to top edge of front; corners bent but binding intact; pages clean overall, very slight foxing towards exposed edges on some; edges rough from original cutting; short tear to p1; fold-out surveys present
Very good
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Ernest A. Baker

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