Treasure!

#C-6640
Rieseberg, Harry E.

ISBN/ISSN: 974520217
Library of Congress: 56-10041
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Merida, Hussar, De Braak, Santissima Concepcion
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 122
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Henry Holt and Company, New York City (1957), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This adolescent book combines land and sunken treasure, and fact with fable (as in all Rieseberg books). There is a chapter about sunken treasures off the eastern US coast that includes the “Merida”, “Hussar” and the “HMS De Braak”, and a chapter about the “Santissima Concepcion” which sank near Margarita Island off the coast of Venezuela.

Treasure of the Buccaneer Sea

#C-6630
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Library of Congress: 61-18700
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Includes a listing of sunken treasure ships; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 231
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Naylor Company, San Antonio, Texas (1962), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was also published in 1862 in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book recounts the author’s search for sunken treasure in the Caribbean, but as with all Rieseberg books, the author mixes fact with fiction. It also includes the story of Williams Phips’ salvage of the “Concepcion” off the coast of Hispaniola. In the back of the book, the author lists the supposed locations of sunken treasure ships in the Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean and Great Lakes.

Treasure Hunter

#C-6620
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Niagara
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 260
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Robert M. McBride & Company, New York City (1945), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was also published in 1945. The National Travel Club, New York City, also published the book (marked First Edition…but it really isn’t) in 1945 in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket on this edition but there may have been one).
Description: This book tells the story of William Phips’ successful salvage of the Spanish galleon, “Concepcion”, off the Hispaniola coast in 1687. It also tells of the successful salvage of gold bars from the Royal Mail Steamer, “Niagara”, which sank off the New Zealand coast in 1940. Various other sunken treasures are also briefly mentioned. One of the more factual books that Rieseberg wrote.

Treasure Hunter

#C-6620
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Niagara
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 260
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Robert M. McBride & Company, New York City (1945), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was also published in 1945. The National Travel Club, New York City, also published the book (marked First Edition…but it really isn’t) in 1945 in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket on this edition but there may have been one).
Description: This book tells the story of William Phips’ successful salvage of the Spanish galleon, “Concepcion”, off the Hispaniola coast in 1687. It also tells of the successful salvage of gold bars from the Royal Mail Steamer, “Niagara”, which sank off the New Zealand coast in 1940. Various other sunken treasures are also briefly mentioned. One of the more factual books that Rieseberg wrote.

The Sea of Treasure

#C-6610
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Library of Congress: 66-15158
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 217
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Frederick Fell, Inc., New York City, and George J. McLeod, Limited, Toronto (1966), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells more of the author’s adventures in salvaging sunken treasure ships in the Caribbean and along the west coast of South America….with the usual Rieseberg exaggerations.

My Compass Points to Treasure

#C-6600
Rieseberg, Harry E.

ISBN/ISSN: 974520115
Library of Congress: 55-5895
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Adolescent, illustrated
Size: 5.5 x 8.25 Pages: 148
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Henry Holt and Company, New York City (1955), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first UK edition (First Printed – stated) was published by Wm. Collins Sons and Co. Ltd., London (1961) in hardback with a dust jacket, and reprinted in 1963 and 1966.
Description: This adolescent book tells of the author’s adventures aboard the ship, “Cholita”, looking for sunken treasure in the Caribbean. I suspect much of this story is exaggerated.

I Dive for Treasure

#C-6590
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 331
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Robert M. McBride & Co., New York City (1942), in hardback with a dust jacket. There were seven subsequent printings by McBride between 1942 and 1948. The National Travel Club, New York City, also published this book in 1942, in hardback with a dust jacket. Interestingly, the National Travel Club edition also states “First Edition”…the only explanation I can think of is that the National Travel Club must have used the same plates as the McBride first edition, changing only the publisher name. Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City, published many printings of this book beginning in 1951, in hardback with a dust jacket. A Book Club Edition (stated) was published by Frederick Fell, Inc., New York City (1970), in hardback with a dust jacket (dust jacket says “New – Revised – Up To Date” across the top and is red). A paperback edition (Armed Services Edition) was published by Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., New York City  (1942).  Popular Library, New York City, also published a paperback edition in 1953, with a subsequent printing in 1954.
Description: This book is the story of the author’s exploits in searching for sunken treasure in the 1930’s and 1940’s…I suspect in many cases greatly exaggerated.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Fell’s Guide to Sunken Treasure Ships of the World

#C-6580
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Library of Congress: 65-15313
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 221
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Frederick Fell, Inc., New York City, and George J. McLeod, Limited, Toronto (1965), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by The New American Library/Signet, New York City (1969).
Description: This book describes the major treasure wrecks on each continent, devoting a few pages to each.  It also lists all the known treasure wrecks on each continent in tabular form.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Fell’s Complete Guide to Buried Treasure, Land & Sea

#C-6570
Rieseberg, Harry E.

ISBN/ISSN: 81190184X
Library of Congress: 67-20435
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 235
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Frederick Fell, Inc., New York City, and George J. McLeod, Limited, Toronto (1970), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: Approximately two-thirds of this book is a geographic listing of sunken treasure ships with brief details of each. It also includes an index by ship and year sunk…in the middle of the book. The remainder of the book pertains to lost mines and buried treasures.

Diving for Sunken Treasure

 #C-6560
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Port Royal, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 7.5″ x 10″
Pages: 64
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Saml. Gabriel Sons and Co., New York City (no date…but I suspect about 1955), in paperback.
Description: This adolescent book claims to be “the true adventures” of the author…but is, in fact, the author’s somewhat exaggerated adventures in seeking sunken treasure. It includes Port Royal, Jamaica and the story of William Phips’ salvage of the Spanish galleon, “Concepcion”.