Treasure Under the Sea

#C-7440
Stirling, N.B.

Library of Congress: 57-11440
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, William Phips, Concepcion, Drake
Comments: Includes a bibliography
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 354
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1957), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (not stated) was also published in 1957 in hardback with a dust jacket (identical to the first edition but lacks the words “first edition” under the copyright).
Description: This book tells of Sir Francis Drake dumping 45 tons of silver booty into the ocean, William Phips’ salvage of the “Concepcion”, the salvage of gold bars from the liner “Egypt”, and the dumping of the Philippine treasury in Manila Bay during WW II.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Treasure Under the Sea

#C-7440
Stirling, N.B.

Library of Congress: 57-11440
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, William Phips, Concepcion, Drake
Comments: Includes a bibliography
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 354
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1957), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (not stated) was also published in 1957 in hardback with a dust jacket (identical to the first edition but lacks the words “first edition” under the copyright).
Description: This book tells of Sir Francis Drake dumping 45 tons of silver booty into the ocean, William Phips’ salvage of the “Concepcion”, the salvage of gold bars from the liner “Egypt”, and the dumping of the Philippine treasury in Manila Bay during WW II.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Treasure Divers of Vigo Bay

#C-6410
Potter, John S. Jr.

Library of Congress: 58-13292
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Vigo Bay Galleons
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 480
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1958), in hardback with a dust jacket. 
A limited number of paperback copies were published in Spanish under the title, “En Busca del Tesoro de la Ria de Vigo”.
Description: This book tells the history of the galleons that were sunk at Vigo Bay, Spain in 1702…and the subsequent salvage attempts.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Treasure Divers of Vigo Bay

#C-6410
Potter, John S. Jr.

Library of Congress: 58-13292
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Vigo Bay Galleons
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 480
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1958), in hardback with a dust jacket. 
A limited number of paperback copies were published in Spanish under the title, “En Busca del Tesoro de la Ria de Vigo”.
Description: This book tells the history of the galleons that were sunk at Vigo Bay, Spain in 1702…and the subsequent salvage attempts.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Treasure Diver’s Guide

#C-6400
Potter, John S. Jr.

Library of Congress: 61-5942
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 501
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1960), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first edition was “pirated” (illegally reproduced) in Hong Kong or Taiwan. The Hong Kong/Taiwan edition can be easily recognized by the dark red boards (the real first edition has black boards), Chinese characters on the bottom of the copyright page, and the poor quality of paper used. A revised edition (stated) was published by Doubleday (1972), in hardback with a dust jacket. Bonanza Books, New York City, reprinted the revised edition (no date), in hardback with a dust jacket and included an inserted “Supplemental Forward” (a bibliography provided by R. Duncan Mathewson III). A paperback edition of the Doubleday ‘Revised Edition’ was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Floriday (1988) and is marked on the cover, “Revised Edition”. This revised paperback edition includes an inserted 32 page supplemental forward, which is primarily a shipwreck bibliography written by R. Duncan Matthewson III (name is misspelled and should be ‘Mathewson’). A UK edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Robert Hale & Company, London (1973), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book has started many treasure hunts (and destroyed many marriages)!  It begins by discussing the Spanish galleons carrying gold and silver from the New World to Spain, tells the stories of wrecks already salvaged (as of 1960), discusses wreck identification, and overviews underwater archaeology (which was at that time in a primitive state).  However, most of the book comprises the first comprehensive listing of treasure wrecks (but over the past 40 years some of the data has been shown to be erroneous).  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Treasure Diver’s Guide

#C-6400
Potter, John S. Jr.

Library of Congress: 61-5942
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 501
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1960), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first edition was “pirated” (illegally reproduced) in Hong Kong or Taiwan. The Hong Kong/Taiwan edition can be easily recognized by the dark red boards (the real first edition has black boards), Chinese characters on the bottom of the copyright page, and the poor quality of paper used. A revised edition (stated) was published by Doubleday (1972), in hardback with a dust jacket. Bonanza Books, New York City, reprinted the revised edition (no date), in hardback with a dust jacket and included an inserted “Supplemental Forward” (a bibliography provided by R. Duncan Mathewson III). A paperback edition of the Doubleday ‘Revised Edition’ was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Floriday (1988) and is marked on the cover, “Revised Edition”. This revised paperback edition includes an inserted 32 page supplemental forward, which is primarily a shipwreck bibliography written by R. Duncan Matthewson III (name is misspelled and should be ‘Mathewson’). A UK edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Robert Hale & Company, London (1973), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book has started many treasure hunts (and destroyed many marriages)!  It begins by discussing the Spanish galleons carrying gold and silver from the New World to Spain, tells the stories of wrecks already salvaged (as of 1960), discusses wreck identification, and overviews underwater archaeology (which was at that time in a primitive state).  However, most of the book comprises the first comprehensive listing of treasure wrecks (but over the past 40 years some of the data has been shown to be erroneous).  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Magic of Gold

#C-5130
Marx, Jenifer

ISBN/ISSN: 0385110995
Library of Congress: 76-53413
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 470
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1978), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book chronicles mankind’s fascination with gold from the Stone Age through modern times. It devotes a chapter to the plunder of Inca and Aztec gold by the Spanish…and the resulting shipwrecks (and salvages) as it was shipped back to Spain. The author is the wife of Robert Marx, a noted treasure hunter/underwater archaeologist and prolific author.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Snorkel and Deep Diving

#C-4720
Lee, Owen

Library of Congress: 62-19793
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Includes a bibliography and list of treasure wrecks; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 467
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York (1963), in hardback with a dust jacket.  A revised edition was published by Doubleday in 1967, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is describes the art and techniques of snorkeling and scuba diving, and includes a one-chapter overview of treasure diving. It also includes a list of 45 treasure wrecks (compiled by John S. Potter, Jr.).

Marine Salvage

#C-3560
Gores, Joseph N.

Library of Congress: 70-139025
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, Niagara, Laurentic, 1715 Fleet, Orinoco
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 525
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing was also published in 1971 (this can be identified by the absence of the words “first edition”). The book was published in the UK by David & Charles, Newton Abbot (1972), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This extensive book covers the salvage activities of at least 100 shipwrecks. Some of the treasure wrecks include the “Egypt”, “Niagara”, “Laurentic”, 1715 Fleet, and the “Orinoco”. Many other salvage and underwater archaeological topics are also included. An excellent reference.

Diving for Sunken Treasure

#C-2400
Cousteau, Jacques-Yves

Library of Congress: 76-158349
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.25″ x 10.5″
Pages: 302
Editions: The first edition was published in French. The first US edition (not stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by A&W Publishers, New York City (1971). The first UK edition was published by Cassell, London (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second impression (stated) was published by Cassell in 1972.
Description: This book tells of the author’s unsuccessful hunt for the sunken Spanish galleon, “Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion”, with references to William Phips’ prior salvage efforts. However, the expedition did find and salvage an unidentified shipwreck.