Tracking Treasure

#C-7840
Trupp, Philip Z.

ISBN/ISSN: 0874918057
Library of Congress: 86-3481
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Great Basses Reef Wreck, Arthur C. Clarke, 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Mel Fisher
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8″ x 9″
Pages: 256
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Acropolis Books Ltd., Washington DC (1986), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of Mel Fisher, Kip Wagner and Arthur C. Clarke and their treasure hunting exploits. It also describes how to get involved in a treasure hunting ventures and enumerates many of the sunken treasures still waiting to be salvaged.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Learning About Hidden Treasure

#C-7790
Townsend, Lucy

ISBN/ISSN: 0516065491
Library of Congress: 87-9396
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Royal Oak, Vigo Bay Galleons, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Great Basses Reef Wreck, Arthur C. Clarke
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 47
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by the Childrens Press, Chicago and Regensteiner Publishing Enterprises, Inc., Canada (1987), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This juvenile book includes stories about pirates, buried treasure, the Tobermory galleon (“Florencia”), the “Royal Oak”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Atocha”, and a Sri Lankan sunken treasure recovered by Arthur C. Clarke (of “2001 Space Odyssey” fame).

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).

Treasure and Treasure Hunters

#C-1170
Armstrong, Richard -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 241017475
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Great Basses Reef Wreck
Comments: Anthology
Size: 5.25″ x 8.75″
Pages: 203
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Hamish Hamilton Ltd., London (1969), in hardback with a dust jacket. The Children’s Book Club, London, published an edition in 1970, in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition (not stated) was published by David White, Publishers, New York City (1969), in hardback with a dust jacket. The US edition was reprinted (stated) in 1971 in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This anthology includes 12 treasure stories, 2 of which are about sunken treasures.  Arthur C. Clarke writes about his adventures salvaging an unidentified shipwreck on the Great Basses Reef in Sri Lanka and Sir Robert H. Davis tells of the successful salvage of 3186 gold bars from the White Star liner, “Laurentic”.