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Offline halkyn

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Cave Hunting by Dawkins
« on: January 04, 2018, 10:36:02 pm »

Just a heads up: There's an 1874 first edition of Cave Hunting by Boyd Dawkins on Ebay starting at £30.... if anyone fancies a bargain.

Offline robjones

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Re: Cave Hunting by Dawkins
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 05:52:10 pm »
There are two first (1874) eds on abebooks at £50 each, and half a dozen in the £100 to £300 range - it'll be interesting to see what level the ebay one rises to.

There's also a 1973 reprint for £18 on abebooks.

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Re: Cave Hunting by Dawkins
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 06:25:52 pm »
Or, if you just want to read it and/or look at the pictures, it's online in various formats e.g. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/52424

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Re: Cave Hunting by Dawkins
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 07:14:57 pm »
Wow - I think that will keep me busy for a while! Thanks.

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Re: Cave Hunting by Dawkins
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Re: Cave Hunting by Dawkins
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 03:05:43 pm »
It's available for free on Project Gutenberg, if you just want to read it...

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/52424/52424-h/52424-h.htm

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Re: Cave Hunting by Dawkins
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 09:58:43 pm »
No other bidders on the £30 one!  Yippee!!!  A very nice book, 455 pages, bit of wear to the spine edges and some foxing, not too bad really for something that's 144 years old (1874 publishing date).  The thing I like about some of these old books is the superb quality of the illustrations.  In some ways good old analogue engravings seem nicer, or perhaps more comforting, than modern digital line drawings to look at (there's even colour pictures of some found jewellery).  Of course there may be some ultimate accuracy issues in places but that's all part of the charm.  All you need to add is a glass of port and a comfy chair!
If you can get one a worthy addition to the caving bookshelf.

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