Ten Years Under the Earth
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Ten Years Under the Earth

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Ten Years Under the Earth by Norbert Casteret
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Ten Years Under the Earth

Ten Years Under the Earth by Norbert Casteret might be the commonest of caving books in the second-hand market, at least in the mass-market version. This copy is the first English edition, however, as published by Dent in 1939. Casteret was an excellent writer and started many a caving career by enthusing young adventurers and Ten Years should be on every caver's booklist. Chapters cover prehistory as well as Casteret's experiences, how he began caving and explored sites such as the Grotte Casteret and the deepest abyss then in France, the Gouffre Martel.

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

The one copy available 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.

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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Second-hand

Data sheet

Binding:
Hardback
Dustjacket:
No dustjacket
Size:
140mm x 220mm approx
Pages:
240
Illustrations:
Illustrated in b&w with 46 photos + maps and drawings
Publication date:
1939, 1st English edn
Detailed condition:
Pages clean, binding good; some ear to edges of cover and amll spot stains; overall in very good condition
Condition:
Very good
Availability:
One copy available. Price includes UK postage. Please contact us direct for other destinations
Stock no:
sh851
Other:
First edition
Author:
Norbert Casteret

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The standard book conditions are, in descending order of quality:

Almost as new
Cover may have minor scuff marks, but is clean and unmarked. Binding is good, pages are clean; this is almost the quality of a new book.

Very good
Minor scuff marks may exist, with possible wear to corners or edges. Pages are clean unless otherwise noted, for example with an owner signature. Foxing will be noted, if present (foxing may show as spots or browning - it is an unfortunate feature found in older paper and card). Take note of the 'detailed description' under 'product details'. Descriptions are given separately for books and dustjackets, if present. Overall, 'very good' indicates a book of higher than average quality that will be a pleasure to read.

Good
Defects are more prevalent than those designated as 'very good'; the detailed description will reveal more information. In general, these books are less well cared for or show significant signs of having been read and used. They are priced accordingly.

Reading copy
Very poor quality. Defects are significant, for example binding is poor, pages are loose or other problems noted under the detailed description, such as physical damage. These books are made available for readers who only wish to have access to the text, not to sit the book proudly on a shelf alongside other volumes. The book is priced accordingly.

In all cases the cover image, unless specifically noted in the detailed description, may not be of the actual book; it represents the edition only. Additional factors to quality, such as scarcity and presence of added historical interest (a signed copy or annotations by a caver using, say, a guidebook) will also be taken into account when setting a price. These always include postage, which is increasingly high so please bear this in mind.

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