The Infernal Diver

Bevan, John

ISBN/ISSN: 0950824216
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Mary Rose, Royal George, Enterprise
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x12″
Pages: 314
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Submex Ltd., London (1996), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This huge book documents the story of John and Charles Deane, the true inventors of the hard hat diving helmet, and their exploits in salvaging shipwrecks in the early 1800’s. It includes the “Mary Rose”, the “HMS Royal George” and treasure salvage on the “Enterprise”. While this book is first and foremost about the early days of diving, it should also appeal to the treasure and underwater archaeology enthusiast.

Drums of the Birkenhead

Bevan, David

ISBN/ISSN: 902845012
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Birkenhead
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 190
Editions: The first edition was published by Purnell & Sons (SA) (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town, South Africa (1972), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second enlarged edition was published by The London Stamp Exchange, England (1979), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is mostly about the shipwreck, and subsequent investigation into the sinking, of the British troopship, “Birkenhead”, which sank in 1852 off the coast of South Africa. The second enlarged edition does, however, include one chapter on the search for the gold the ship was supposedly carrying.