Pieces of Eight

#C-8040
Wagner, Kip and L.B. Taylor, Jr.

Library of Congress: 66-11563
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 9.5″ x 6.25″
Pages: 221
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by E.P. Dutton & Co., New York City and Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto (1966), in hardback with a dust jacket. The most desirable copies are the ones signed by all nine participants in the Real Eight Corporation and L.B. Taylor, Jr. (all pictured on the back of the dust jacket). A second printing (stated) was published in 1967, a third printing (stated) was published in 1968, and a fourth printing (stated) was published in 1972 (all in hardback with a dust jacket). The first UK edition (not stated) was published Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd., London (1967) in hardback with a dust jacket. A Spanish language edition was published by
Editorial Juventud, S.A., Barcelona (1971), under the title, “Milliones Bajo el Mar:  Recuperacion de las Riquezas de una Flota de la Tesoreria Espanola Perdida en un Naufragio”, in hardback with a dust jacket.  A paperback edition was published in the US by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1998).
Description: This book is story of the finding and partial salvage of the 1715 Fleet of 10 sunken Spanish galleons off Vero Beach, Florida in the 1960’s…told by the original salvor. Kip Wagner’s story started the underwater treasure hunting craze in Florida. This is one of the most collectible of all sunken treasure books in the US and is One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Pieces of Eight

#C-8040
Wagner, Kip and L.B. Taylor, Jr.

Library of Congress: 66-11563
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 9.5″ x 6.25″
Pages: 221
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by E.P. Dutton & Co., New York City and Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto (1966), in hardback with a dust jacket. The most desirable copies are the ones signed by all nine participants in the Real Eight Corporation and L.B. Taylor, Jr. (all pictured on the back of the dust jacket). A second printing (stated) was published in 1967, a third printing (stated) was published in 1968, and a fourth printing (stated) was published in 1972 (all in hardback with a dust jacket). The first UK edition (not stated) was published Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd., London (1967) in hardback with a dust jacket. A Spanish language edition was published by
Editorial Juventud, S.A., Barcelona (1971), under the title, “Milliones Bajo el Mar:  Recuperacion de las Riquezas de una Flota de la Tesoreria Espanola Perdida en un Naufragio”, in hardback with a dust jacket.  A paperback edition was published in the US by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1998).
Description: This book is story of the finding and partial salvage of the 1715 Fleet of 10 sunken Spanish galleons off Vero Beach, Florida in the 1960’s…told by the original salvor. Kip Wagner’s story started the underwater treasure hunting craze in Florida. This is one of the most collectible of all sunken treasure books in the US and is One of the “Top 75 Books”.

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”.

Indian Ocean Treasure

#C-2180
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″
Pages: 147
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.

Indian Ocean Adventure

#C-2170
Clarke, Arthur C.

Library of Congress: 61-12081
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Great Basses Reef Wreck
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 104
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York City (1961), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: While the majority of this adolescent book is about the fish and sea life around the Great Basses Reef off the coast of Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka), the 6-page postscript describes the finding of an early 18th century shipwreck (which is covered more fully in the author’s books, “Indian Ocean Treasure” – #C-2180 and “The Treasure of the Great Reef” – #C-2190).