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Offline Gerbil007

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Northern Caves 1 - Wharfedale and the North-East
« on: April 21, 2021, 07:38:09 am »
Just out of curiosity, anyone know why this volume is rare as Hen's Teeth? Were not all the volumes published in the same quantities for some reason?
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Re: Northern Caves 1 - Wharfedale and the North-East
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2021, 08:29:44 am »
No idea but when I searched for a copy some time ago I found one available on a USA sight for $150 dollars!

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Re: Northern Caves 1 - Wharfedale and the North-East
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2021, 08:48:47 am »
Just to confuse, I have a copy of the 3td edition (1979), though this is titled Wharfedale and Nidderdale - it is available to a good home.
Presumably you are talking about the first published edition?

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Re: Northern Caves 1 - Wharfedale and the North-East
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2021, 09:01:23 am »
I thought that the very first edition (the one with a photo of Sleets Gill on the cover) became rare because it was badly bound and had a tendency to self-destruct, shedding pages like confetti. Mind you, the information in it at the time was beyond price, as quite a lot of it of it simply wan't available anywhere else.

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Re: Northern Caves 1 - Wharfedale and the North-East
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2021, 11:12:49 am »
Had a chat with on of the authors (David Book) about this and regarding the 1990's editions Dalesman printed equal copies of both volume 1 and 3 in the first batch. Volume 2 recieved a second print batch of 1000-3000 copies due to it's popularity.

Regarding the original white versions volume 5 (North yorkshire) was the least printed.
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Re: Northern Caves 1 - Wharfedale and the North-East
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021, 12:12:04 pm »
When I talk of Northern Caves I think of the plastic jacketed black cover volumes 1, 2 and 3.


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