With such a wealth of information contained in the pages of Descent and many cavers collect a set to use in combination with the INDEXES. Thus, out-of-print editions have become much sought after. To help collectors, to supplement the stock of BACK ISSUES, where possible gaps in the series are available as second-hand copies.
Availability of these varies a great deal. Some early editions are very scarce and, strangely, so are a scattering of later editions (see the gaps inherent in the back issue stock). Prices also vary widely, according both to scarcity and condition – to a collector, creases or a stamped imprint would affect an issue's desirability, while clubs may only wish to have a 'reading copy' to place in the library. In short, expect prices higher than those for back issues – especially for copies in good condition – although sometimes a second-hand copy may be damaged and thus be cheaper than a back issue.
Contents lists of the main articles may be found by looking at individual issues.
Some gaps in the above series may be due to availability of back issues in stock, listed below.
Please note that these second-hand stocks can and do change rapidly. Different copies of the same issue may be available at differing prices, depending on condition. If you are interested in any of these issues, please contact us for details of price and quality of a specific edition.
Also note that some but not all second-hand copies are online; if the issue you are interested in appears in the list above but is not showing as available for purchase, please contact us and we can supply details of availability and condition.
Back issues in stock, new at the standard back issue price, are:
34, 37 to 38 inclusive
45, 48 to 58 inclusive
64 to 67 inclusive
69 to 107 inclusive
109 to 110
112 to current issue inclusive
If you have particular wants, let us know and we will keep your details on file in case a relevant issue comes into stock.