Author Topic: The Log Of The Wookey Hole Exploration Expedition 1935 - Original  (Read 3126 times)

Offline yrammy

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The caving library is very grateful  to Jan Pick who has donated an original copy of  The Log Of The Wookey Hole Exploration Expedition 1935 to us.
This is a limited edition number 150.  In excellent condition with a letter from Balcombe to Pick included.

So wonderful to add such a book to our holdings.

Mary



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Re: The Log Of The Wookey Hole Exploration Expedition 1935 - Original
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2020, 01:18:23 pm »
A good read!  The reprint is still available from the cave Diving Group.

https://cavedivinggroup.org.uk/ecommerce/cave-diving-books/

Well worth buying a copy!

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Re: The Log Of The Wookey Hole Exploration Expedition 1935 - Original
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020, 07:59:34 am »
We have a reprint copy too :-)

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Re: The Log Of The Wookey Hole Exploration Expedition 1935 - Original
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 01:00:56 pm »
The caving library is very grateful  to Jan Pick who has donated an original copy of  The Log Of The Wookey Hole Exploration Expedition 1935 to us.
This is a limited edition number 150.  In excellent condition with a letter from Balcombe to Pick included.

So wonderful to add such a book to our holdings.

Mary

There were 175 printed on paper from the Mill at Wookey Hole.  Original price 7 s 6 d - they now change hands at several hundred pounds a copy at auction.  For this reason I put together a near facsimile reprint in 2009 (so that I could have a copy) working from Balcombe's annotated but un-numbered personal copy on loan from the CDG library.  The book was too valuable to scan and OCR the text, so I had to manually transcribe it, retaining the author's original punctuation and spelling - the pagination is almost identical too.  The reprint also includes the story of the Log's production written by Balcombe in 1988.

 

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