Clarke, Arthur C. and Mike Wilson
Library of Congress: 64-12697
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Great Basses Reef Wreck
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
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”.