Wookey Hole. Its caves and cave dwellers
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Wookey Hole. Its caves and cave dwellers

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Wookey Hole. Its caves and cave dwellers by H.E. Balch
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Wookey Hole. Its caves and cave dwellers

Wookey Hole. Its caves and cave dwellers by H.E. Balch is one of the classic books about caves from the early 1900s. Balch was the doyen of Mendip caving during the period and illustrated his book with photographs by John Savory and artwork by John Hassall. The production quality is high and this is a fine, large-format book about the cave's archaeology and description of its passages. This is an important first edition in good condition: a real collectors' item.

Please see under 'Data' for details of the condition of this second-hand book.

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Data sheet

Binding:
Hardback
Dustjacket:
None issued when published
Size:
258mm x 320mm approx
Pages:
xiv, 268
Illustrations:
36 plates in sepia, drawings in b&w
Publication date:
1914
Detailed condition:
Age-related discolouration to cover; corners bumped. Spine intact. Page edges untrimmed (as normal for this title), but clean and complete. Overall, a very good copy.
Condition:
Very good
Stock no:
sh901
Author:
Herbert Balch
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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.

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