Hardcover. 8vo. The Greystone Press. 1938. 283 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. Illustrated with numerous black and white photos of caves. DJ in VG shape sunned along the spine. No ownership marks present. Missing the FFEP. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. The biography of the famous French speologist Norbert Casteret Photos. From his online bio: Norbert Casteret (1897 - 1987) was a famous French caver and adventurer, and is one of the most recognizable names in caving worldwide. Following Édouard-Alfred Martel (the "father of modern speleology", although Casteret sometimes also enjoys this title) , Casteret, along with Robert de Joly, became a leading figure of French speleology between the world wars and into the middle of the 20th century. An all-round athlete and accomplished mountaineer, Casteret began caving in 1912, spanning the era of matches and candles into the age of electric lights. Unlike de Joly, who made caving his profession, Casteret was more the amateur adventurer (albeit a very knowledgeable one). Casteret's fame began with a bold free-dive in the Caverne de Montespan in 1923, which led to the discovery of prehistoric cave drawings on the far side. He went on to undertake many important cave explorations, including the caves of Marboré in 1926, la Grotte de Labastide in 1931, Cigalère in 1931, Gouffre Martel (-303 meters) in 1933, Henne Morte ( -358m) in 1947, and the Gouffre de la Pierre Saint Martin (–689m) in 1952-3 where his teammate Marcel Loubens died after a winch failure on the entrance shaft. Photos Sent upon request. 783; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 283 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Ten Years under the Earth The Explorations ...
Publisher: The Greystone Press, New York
Publication Date: 1938
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description NY, 1938. Condition: Good+; dj chipped & torn. Cloth; 283p., illus. Seller Inventory # 3595
Book Description NY: Keystone Press, 1938, 1938. Very good/VG- (price clip). Scarce important original work on spelunking. Illustrated by Photographs. first edition. Binding is cloth. Seller Inventory # BOOKS004646I