The Descent of Pierre Saint-Martin
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The Descent of Pierre Saint-Martin

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The Descent of Pierre Saint-Martin by Norbert Casteret
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The Descent of Pierre Saint-Martin

The Descent of Pierre Saint-Martin by Norbert Casteret is an account of the exploration of this great cave in the Pyrenees. It takes the reader from the discovery in 1950, through the expeditions that Casteret was involved with, to gain the depth of 730m. It also covers the expedition of 1954 when the body of Marcel Loubens (who had died in the cave two years before) was recovered, as well as summarising Casteret's earlier works.

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Binding:
Hardback
Dustjacket:
Present, grubby back, short tears to edges and spine with small area missing front bottm and top of spine
Size:
140mm x 220mm approx
Pages:
172
Illustrations:
Illustrations in b&w
Publication date:
1955
Detailed condition:
Binding good, pages clean
Condition:
Very good
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One copy available. Price includes UK postage. Please contact us direct for other destinations
Stock no:
sh198
Author:
Norbert Casteret

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