Deep Sea Treasure

#C-8300
Williams, Mark

ISBN/ISSN: 434866601
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Association, Witte Leeuw, Colossus, Hollandia
Comments: Includes a glossary; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 180
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by William Heinemann Ltd., London (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book gives a brief overview of the Spanish treasure fleets, a short history of diving and then includes a chapter about each of the following wrecks: the 1715 Fleet, the “HMS Association”, the “Witte Leeuw”, the “Hollandia” and the “HMS Colossus”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

So Ends This Day

#C-8295
Williams, Captain Sir John

ISBN/ISSN: 095936711X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 226
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Globe Press, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing was published by Globe Press in 1986, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This autobiography tells the story of the author’s exploits in the salvage industry.  The book devotes three chapters to the salvage of gold bars from the “RMS Niagara” during World War II.  The author led this successful effort.

Diving for Treasure and Other Adventures Beneath the Sea

#C-8290
Williams, G.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Lutine, Merida, Florencia, Tubantia, Grosvenor, Vigo Bay Galleons, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 157
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Faber and Gwyer, London (1926), in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one).
Description: This early book is mostly about sunken treasure, including chapters about the “Lutine”, the “Laurentic”, the “Merida”, the Spanish Armada wreck “Florencia”, the “Tubantia”, the “Grosvenor” and the Vigo Bay wrecks. There are also chapters about salvage methods and raising wrecks.  An excellent book.

Salvage!

#C-8280
Williams, David L.

ISBN/ISSN: 0711019630
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Edinburgh
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 160
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Ian Allen Ltd., London (1991), in paperback.
Description: This book is an overview of some of the great salvage operations of the 20th century, including ships, bombs, airplanes, submarines and oil platforms. Relative to treasure, the book includes a chapter about the gold bullion salvaged from the “HMS Edinburgh”, a WWII British cruiser sunk in 1942 in the Barrets Sea.

Lost Treasures of the West

#C-8270
Williams, Brad and Choral Pepper

ISBN/ISSN: 0030131863
Library of Congress: 74-5127
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Ada Hancock, San Antonio, San Francisco Xavier
Size: 6″ x 9.25″
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York City and Holt, Rinehart and Winston of Canada, Limited, Toronto (1975), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was republished by the Promontory Press, New York City (1998), in hardback with a dust jacket and paperback.
Description: While this book is primarily about land treasures, there are two chapters about sunken treasures. One chapter recounts the loss of the “Ada Hancock” and the other tells of two Manila galleon losses, the “San Antonio” and the “San Francisco Xavier”.

Missing Treasure

#C-8260
Williams, Adam

ISBN/ISSN: 0865920419
Library of Congress: 80-28617
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 7″ x 9″
Pages: 24
Editions: The first edition was published by Piper Books Ltd., London (1980) in paperback. A US edition was published by Ray Bourke Publishing Company, Windermere, Florida (1981), in hardback with a pictorial binding (I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one) and paperback.
Description: This juvenile book is an overview about some of the world’s great lost treasures (land and sea). It includes a short chapter about the “Florida Galleons” (referring to the 1715 Fleet).

Watery Graves

#C-8255
Wilkinson, Carole

ISBN/ISSN: 0760849528
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Sea Venture, Royal Charter, Dodington, Mary Rose, Queen Anne’s Revenge, Whydah, William Phips, Concepcion, Douro, Vasa
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 5” x 7.75”
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition was published under the title, “Phenomena” by Horwitz Martin, Sydney, Australia (1999) in paperback.  The first US edition was published by Sundance Publishing, Littleton, Massachusetts (2000), in paperback.
Description:
This educational juvenile book briefly describes quite a few treasure wrecks, along with pirates, marine archaeology, and some modern wrecks.  It includes the 1715 Fleet, the “Sea Venture”, the “Royal Charter”, the “Dodington”, the “Mary Rose”, “Queen Anne’s Revenge”, the “Whydah”, the  “Concepcion”, the “Douro”, and the “Vasa”.

Treasure Hunting – The Treasure Hunter’s Own Book of Land Caches and Bullion Wrecks

#C-8250
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.5″ x 10″
Pages: 320
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Ivor Nicholson & Watson, London (1932), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition (not stated) was published by Bruce Humphries, Inc., Boston (1939), in hardback with a dust jacket. The Rio Grande Press, Inc., Glorieta, New Mexico republished the book in 1973 in hardback (no dust jacket issued). A paperback edition was published in 1989 by The Rio Grande Press.
Description: This excellent book recounts some of the great land and sea treasure tales. The references to sunken treasures are too numerous to mention specific wrecks, with more than 100 briefly described. The last chapter of the book tells of the successful salvage of the “Egypt”. One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Pirate Treasure

#C-8240
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Le Chameau, Merida, Lutine, Vigo Bay Galleons, Egypt, Grosvenor, General Grant
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 409
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York City (1937), in hardback with a dust jacket. Dutton also published a second printing in 1937, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book contains a multitude of land and sea treasure tales. Among the sunken treasure stories are the 1715 Fleet (with a few inaccuracies), “Le Chameau”, the “Merida”, the “Lutine”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Egypt”, the “Grosvenor” and the “General Grant”. This is excellent reading but lacking in details.

Panorama of Treasure Hunting

#C-8230
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Merida, Central America, Hussar, Vigo Bay Galleons, Le Chameau, Telemaque
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 582
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York City (1940), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was also a second printing (stated) in 1940, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book relates numerous treasure stories from all over the globe, both land and sea. Among the sunken treasure stories are the “Merida”, the “SS Central America”, the “Hussar”, the Vigo Bay galleons, “Le Chameau”, and the “Telemaque”. Much of the information in this book is also contained in the author’s earlier books.