The Treasure of the Great Reef

#C-2190
Clarke, Arthur C. and Mike Wilson

Library of Congress: 64-12697
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Great Basses Reef Wreck
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 233
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Harper & Row Publishers, New York City (1964), in hardback with a dust jacket. UK editions were published by Arthur Barker Limited, London (1964), The Scientific Book Club, London (1964), and Sidgwick & Jackson, London (1972), all in hardback with a dust jacket. There were also 3 different paperback editions: 1) Perennial Library (Harper & Row Publishers), New York City (1965), marked “First Perennial Library Edition” and illustrated; 2) Scholastic Book Services, New York City (1966), marked “1st Printing” and not illustrated; and 3) Ballantine Books, New York City (1974), marked “First Revised Printing” and illustrated.
Description: This book is the story of the authors’ accidental finding, and successful salvage, of an early 18th century wreck off the coast of Sri Lanka.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Golden Lure

#C-1740
Burke, Edmund

Library of Congress: 64-22150
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Vigo Bay Galleons, William Phips, Concepcion
Comments: Same book as “Stories of Famous Lost Treasures” (#C-1750); illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.75″
Pages: 192
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Hill and Wang, New York City (1964), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second edition was published in 1965. The same book was published in England by Arthur Barker Limited, London (1964), under the title “Stories of Famous Lost Treasures” and is also marked “first edition”.
Description: While most of this book is about land treasures, it includes a chapter about William Phips and his recovery of the “Concepcion” and a chapter about the Vigo Bay (Spain) galleons.

Diving for Pleasure and Treasure

#C-1430
Blair, Clay Jr.

Library of Congress: 60-11449
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Matanceros Wreck
Comments: Same book as “Diving for Treasure” (#C-1440); illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 348
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by World Publishing Company, Cleveland and Nelson, Foster & Scott Ltd., Canada (1960), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was also published in hardback in 1960. A British edition was published under the title, “Diving for Treasure” by Arthur Barker Limited, London (1961), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is the story of the author’s (and Robert Marx’s) search for, and salvage of, the Spanish merchant ship at Matanceros Reef (which the author incorrectly calls “El Matanzero”) off the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.