Pirate Treasure

#C-8240
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Le Chameau, Merida, Lutine, Vigo Bay Galleons, Egypt, Grosvenor, General Grant
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 409
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York City (1937), in hardback with a dust jacket. Dutton also published a second printing in 1937, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book contains a multitude of land and sea treasure tales. Among the sunken treasure stories are the 1715 Fleet (with a few inaccuracies), “Le Chameau”, the “Merida”, the “Lutine”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Egypt”, the “Grosvenor” and the “General Grant”. This is excellent reading but lacking in details.

Panorama of Treasure Hunting

#C-8230
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Merida, Central America, Hussar, Vigo Bay Galleons, Le Chameau, Telemaque
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 582
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York City (1940), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was also a second printing (stated) in 1940, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book relates numerous treasure stories from all over the globe, both land and sea. Among the sunken treasure stories are the “Merida”, the “SS Central America”, the “Hussar”, the Vigo Bay galleons, “Le Chameau”, and the “Telemaque”. Much of the information in this book is also contained in the author’s earlier books.

Hunting Hidden Treasures

#C-8210
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Laurentic, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 5.5″
Pages: 255
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York City (1929), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was also a second printing (stated) in 1929, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book recounts numerous treasures and treasure hunts around the world, including the following sunken treasures: “Florencia”, “Laurentic”, and “Concepcion”. There is also a section on the Manila galleons. As with all of Harold Wilkins books, this book includes a large number of treasures, but doesn’t include a lot of detail about any one treasure.

To Hidden Depths

#C-7560
Tailliez, Philippe

Library of Congress: 54-10517
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 8.75″
Pages: 188
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York City (1954), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first UK edition was published by William Kimber, London (1954), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is the story of the author’s 1500 dives underwater…some for scientific and military purposes, some for archaeological purposes and some seeking treasure. The author was the commander of the Undersea Research Group of the French Navy and a close associate of Jacques Cousteau.

Up for Air

#C-5740
Meier, Frank

Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 287
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York City (1940), in hardback with a dust jacket. There were at least 3 additional printings with the 4th printing being published in 1943.
Description: This autobiography chronicles the author’s adventures in hard hat diving and salvage, both in the war and in commercial ventures. There are some references to the author’s treasure expeditions, but these are covered in more detail in his other books.

History Under the Sea

#C-5630
McKee, Alexander

ISBN/ISSN: 090864107
Library of Congress: 69-20307
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Matanceros Wreck, Royal George, Vasa, Mary Rose, 1715 fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.5″ x 10″
Pages: 342
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., London (1968), in hardback with a dust jacket. A US edition (First Published in the USA – stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York (1969) in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is an overview of the world’s more significant underwater archaeological excavations and treasure recoveries. Includes “El Matanzero”, the “HMS Royal George”, “Vasa”, the “Mary Rose”, and the 1715 Fleet. Many other wrecks are briefly mentioned.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.