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Author Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
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Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
Posted: 21/05/2016 16:17:13
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The book has recently fallen out of print - sorting my garage I discovered a box I had forgotten about and these are now available. Publisher summary below

Mike


Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart, 2013 435 pages Paperback £24.99 + P&P ?For almost 50 years the history of the Devon Great Consolidated Mines was regarded as one of the great gaps in British mining history. The story of Devon Great Consols can truly be described as epic in the true sense of that overused word. For at least 20 years it was the largest copper mine in Europe producing staggering wealth for its shareholders and for the landowners, successive Dukes of Bedford. For the latter, however, ‘the royalties were never regarded as sufficient compensation for the loss of 140 acres of pheasant coverts’. As the copper ran out DGC had a second life as the producer of half the world’s arsenic. All this can be found in Rick Stewart’s massive history along with coverage of the labour unrest and the mine’s doomed attempt to emulate the great Dolcoath Mine and discover tin at depth below the copper. On closure the mine site was cleared within the terms of the lease and almost nothing of DGC survives at Blanchdown Wood but this book at last does justice to this fabulous ‘mine of mines’.
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Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
Posted: 21/05/2016 19:03:06
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If you want a copy this may well be your last chance - The distributer doesn't have any more copies and I am down to my last half dozen or so.

At the present time there are no plans for a reprint.
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Posted: 22/05/2016 08:21:48
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If anyone has a spare sleeve going that would be good as mine had a bit of an accident. It did it's job of protecting the book very well though.

Top marks for coffee resistance Thumbs Up
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Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
Posted: 22/05/2016 15:27:49
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I might add it's a spiffing tome! Smartass IP: 92.10.111.100
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Posted: 22/05/2016 19:53:26
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J25GTi wrote:

If anyone has a spare sleeve going that would be good as mine had a bit of an accident. It did it's job of protecting the book very well though.

Top marks for coffee resistance Thumbs Up


I might have one I'll have a look.
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Posted: 22/05/2016 22:41:44
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Can you put me down for one Mike, could collect it at NAMHO conference? IP: 86.140.143.0
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Posted: 23/05/2016 07:15:51
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ttxela wrote:

Can you put me down for one Mike, could collect it at NAMHO conference?


I'm not having a bookstand at NAMHO this year transport costs make it unviable, I'm sharing my motor with 2 others so can take a few pre ordered books if anyone wants anything. I will pack a copy for you

I will be at the Friday and Saturday part of the event

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Posted: 24/05/2016 09:16:05
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This book is excellent and will be remembered as "One of the greats". It should not be missed.

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Posted: 25/05/2016 12:51:46
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Moorebooks wrote:

ttxela wrote:

Can you put me down for one Mike, could collect it at NAMHO conference?


I'm not having a bookstand at NAMHO this year transport costs make it unviable, I'm sharing my motor with 2 others so can take a few pre ordered books if anyone wants anything. I will pack a copy for you

I will be at the Friday and Saturday part of the event

Mike


Thanks Mike

Happy to pay in advance by Paypal if that helps (couldn't see the option to do that without P&P on your site)
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Posted: 31/05/2016 11:14:41
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I will send you a PM - I must remember to pack it though

cheers

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Posted: 06/06/2016 18:28:34
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Just received my copy, looking forward to a good read! Thumbs Up IP: 62.232.28.82
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Posted: 09/06/2016 05:06:55
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I've just seen this - are any copies still available?

Was DGC the "Consols" which Timothy Forsyte invested in, in Galsworthy's "Forsyte Saga"?

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Posted: 09/06/2016 09:37:25
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Re: Forsyte saga - not that I know of. IP: 86.136.44.174
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Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
Posted: 09/06/2016 22:41:31
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derrickhand wrote:

I've just seen this - are any copies still available?

Was DGC the "Consols" which Timothy Forsyte invested in, in Galsworthy's "Forsyte Saga"?


Yes I have a small number still available Just go to my website for details

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Posted: 10/06/2016 02:10:39
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Did that; tried to order three books and couldn't check out because it couldn't create a shipping cost...

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Posted: 16/06/2016 17:42:02
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derrickhand wrote:

Did that; tried to order three books and couldn't check out because it couldn't create a shipping cost...


I don't understand why that would happen was it 3 Devon Great Consols or 2 other books occasionally when I place books on line and provide the weight I have inputted incorrectly and the decimal point is in the wrong place - send a pm with the details and I will sort

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Posted: 24/06/2016 20:22:08
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derrickhand wrote:

Did that; tried to order three books and couldn't check out because it couldn't create a shipping cost...


I haven't heard back from you ?

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Posted: 30/07/2020 11:13:31
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hi there
I was just wondering if you had of these books left?
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Posted: 30/07/2020 11:19:10
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andyembury wrote:

hi there
I was just wondering if you had of these books left?
regards
Andy


I just wish that was the case - I feel it's worth reprinting unfortunately the publisher and rightly in these time is reticent

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Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, by R J Stewart
Posted: 30/07/2020 12:48:16
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The lack of a reprint is a real pain. Someone posted about the book on a local facebook page and I've had half a dozen requests today!

As I am the copyright holder I am considering doing a reprint off my own back (don't hold your breaths tho).

What is still available is "The Notebook of a Devon Great Consols Mine Captain" by myself and Bob Waterhouse. Mike Moore should have copies. It is a fantastic book and guaranteed to raise your ancestors from the dead and all for £11.
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