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.

The Crest of the Wave – Adventures in Oceanography

#C-1280
Bascom, Willard

SBN/ISSN: 0060159278
Library of Congress: 87-46114
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Maravillas, San Jose; Robert Marx
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 9.5″ x 6.25″
Pages: 318
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Harper & Row Publishers, New York City (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was reprinted in paperback by Doubleday/Anchor, New York City (1990).
Description: This autobiography chronicles Bascom’s 40 years in oceanography. Included is a chapter about his involvement in one of the early efforts to seek the “San Jose” off Cartagena, Colombia, and also a salvage venture with Robert Marx on the “Maravillas”.