Up From the Sea

#C-7450
Stirling, Nora

Library of Congress: 62-7073
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Mary Rose, Art McKee, Teddy Tucker, Roscoe Thompson, Howard Lightbourn
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1963), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This adolescent book is the story of underwater salvage. It includes chapters about Roscoe Thompson and Howard Lightbourn’s treasure salvage in the Bahamas, Teddy Tucker’s treasure operations in Bermuda, and Art McKee’s treasure finds in the Caribbean. It also has a chapter about the excavation and raising of the “Mary Rose” in England.

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”.

Exploring for Lost Treasure

#C-7430
Stirling, Nora B.

Library of Congress: 60-8305
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Drake, Egypt, Thetis
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 9″ x 12.5″
Pages: 56
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Garden City Books, Garden City, New York (1960), in hardback with a pictorial binding and a dust jacket.
Description: This large juvenile book includes 10 lost treasure stories, both land and sea. The sunken treasure stories include William Phips and the “Concepcion”, Sir Francis Drake and the 45 tons of silver he dumped into the sea, the “Egypt” and the “Thetis”.

Exploring for Lost Treasure

#C-7430
Stirling, Nora B.

Library of Congress: 60-8305
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Drake, Egypt, Thetis
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 9″ x 12.5″
Pages: 56
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Garden City Books, Garden City, New York (1960), in hardback with a pictorial binding and a dust jacket.
Description: This large juvenile book includes 10 lost treasure stories, both land and sea. The sunken treasure stories include William Phips and the “Concepcion”, Sir Francis Drake and the 45 tons of silver he dumped into the sea, the “Egypt” and the “Thetis”.

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”.

Diving to a Flash of Gold

#C-5790
Meylach, Martin and Charles Whited

Library of Congress: 73-116234
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1733 Fleet, Tres Puentes
Comments: A nautical chart of the wreck area is attached inside the rear cover of both the hardback and paperback, includes a brief description of 143 shipwrecks; illustrated
Size: 6.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 373
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1986) and included an inserted pamphlet entitled, “1986 Federal Court Opinion Regarding Salvage Rights at the Coffins Patch Reef”. A second printing (not stated) of the paperback edition includes a dust jacket (identical to the dust jacket on the hardback edition) and the inserted pamphlet, “1986 Federal Court Opinion Regarding Salvage Rights at the Coffins Patch Reef”.
Description: This book tells of the author’s discovery and salvage of several 1733 Fleet Spanish galleon wrecks in the upper Keys of Florida. The author successfully salvaged a hoard of silver bars from one of the ships, the “Tres Puentes”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.