The Lure of Danger – True Adventure Tales

Scoggin, Margaret C. -editor

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Hampshire
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 374
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York City, and The Ryerson Press, Canada (1947), in hardback with a dust jacket. There have been at least 7 subsequent printings, all in hardback.
Description: This anthology of true adventure tales includes the stories of two shipwrecks with bullion aboard: the “Laurentic” (from Edward Ellsberg’s “Men Under the Sea” – #C- 3040) and the “HMS Hampshire” (from Charles Courtney’s “Unlocking Adventure” – #C-2390).

Unlocking Adventure

Courtney, Charles

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Hampshire, Egypt, Lord Kitchener
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ 8.25″
Pages: 335
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Whittlesey House, New York City (1942), in hardback with a dust jacket. A British edition was published in 1951 by Robert Hale Ltd. in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This autobiography is about one of the world’s most famous locksmiths and safe crackers. The book tells how he opened the safe recovered off the “Egypt” and of his misadventures on a treasure salvage expedition to recover the gold from the British cruiser, “HMS Hampshire”.