Clarke, Arthur C. and Mike Wilson
Library of Congress: 64-16640
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Great Basses Reef Wreck
Comments: Adolescent version of “The Treasure of the Great Reef” (#C-2190); illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9″
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Harper & Row Publishers, New York City (1964), in hardback (pictorial boards) with a dust jacket. A cadmus edition (extra sturdy library edition) was published by E.M Hale, Eau Claire, Wisconsin (1967), in hardback (no dust jacket issued). A UK edition was published by Sidgwick & Jackson, London (1972), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Carousel Books, London (1974).
Description: This adolescent book is a condensed version of Clarke’s “The Treasure of the Great Reef”. It tells the story of Clarke’s accidental finding of an early 18th century wreck off the coast of Sri Lanka and his subsequent salvage of it.