Skin & Scuba Diver’s Digest

#C-7360
Springer, Robert R.

ISBN: 0695805223
Library of Congress: 74-25252
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner
Comments: Includes a glossary; illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 10.75″
Pages: 288
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by DBI Books, Inc., Northfield, Illinois (1975), in paperback.
Description: This book covers all aspects of skin and scuba diving, including a chapter on underwater search, salvage and treasure hunting. Half of this chapter is about technique, and the other half tells the story of Kip Wagner’s salvage of the 1715 Fleet.

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”.

Mel Fisher – “The World’s Greatest Treasure Hunter”

#C-5600
McHaley, Bleth and Wendy Tucker

ISBN/ISSN: 0935031561
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Mel Fisher, Atocha, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 33
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Salvors, Inc., Key West, Florida (1991), in paperback. While there have been multiple printings of this booklet, they are not noted.
Description: This well-illustrated pamphlet briefly tells the story (mostly in pictures) of Mel Fisher and his spectacular treasure recovery from the sunken Spanish galleon, “Atocha”, during the 1970’s and 80’s.

The Wreck Detectives

#C-5590
McDonald, Kendall

ISBN/ISSN: 0245508996
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: De Liefde, Association, Amsterdam, Girona, La Trinidad Valencera, Assurance, Abergavenny, Spanish Armada
Comments: Same book as “Treasure Beneath the Sea” (#C-5570); includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 392
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London (1972), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first American edition (stated) was published under the title, “Treasure Beneath the Sea”, by A.S. Barnes & Co., Inc., Cranbury, New Jersey (1974), in hardback with a dust jacket and is a large oversize book.
Description: This book overviews underwater archaeological projects off the coasts of England in which the author was an active participant. Included are the “De Liefde”, “HMS Association”, “Amsterdam”, the “Earl of Abergavenny”, the “HMS Assurance” and two Spanish Armada wrecks: “Girona”, and “La Trinidad Valencera”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Underwater Dig

#C-5380
Marx, Robert F.

ISBN/ISSN: 0809835363
Library of Congress: 74-25976
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 250
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Henry Z. Walck, Inc., New York City (1975), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second edition was published in paperback by Pisces Books, Houston (1990).
Description: This book includes chapters on what is underwater archaeology, research, search, excavation, dating and identification, preservation and publication, and the future of the science of archaeology.

The Magic of Gold

#C-5130
Marx, Jenifer

ISBN/ISSN: 0385110995
Library of Congress: 76-53413
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 470
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1978), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book chronicles mankind’s fascination with gold from the Stone Age through modern times. It devotes a chapter to the plunder of Inca and Aztec gold by the Spanish…and the resulting shipwrecks (and salvages) as it was shipped back to Spain. The author is the wife of Robert Marx, a noted treasure hunter/underwater archaeologist and prolific author.

Treasure Hunting

#C-4990
Madison, Arnold

ISBN/ISSN: 0801579007
Library of Congress: 73-21322
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Adolescent; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 145
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Hawthorn Books, Inc. New York City (1974), in hardback with a dust jacket and in paperback.
Description: This adolescent book is a general overview of treasure hunting and includes one chapter on sunken treasures.

Sea Diver – The Quest for History Under the Sea

#C-4810
Link, Marion

Library of Congress: 59-5333
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Santa Maria, Columbus, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 333
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Rinehart & Company, Inc., New York City and Clarke, Irwin & Company, Ltd., Toronto (1958, 1959), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing was published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York City (1961)in hardback with a dust jacket. A reprint edition (Reprint 1964 – stated) was published by The University of Miami Press, Coral Gables, Florida (1964), in hardback with a dust jacket and in paperback.
Description: This book is the story of Ed and Marion Link’s quest for sunken treasure in the Caribbean, as well as historical searches for the “Santa Maria” and Columbus’s original route through the Caribbean.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Sea Diver – The Quest for History Under the Sea

#C-4810
Link, Marion

Library of Congress: 59-5333
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Santa Maria, Columbus, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 333
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Rinehart & Company, Inc., New York City and Clarke, Irwin & Company, Ltd., Toronto (1958, 1959), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing was published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York City (1961)in hardback with a dust jacket. A reprint edition (Reprint 1964 – stated) was published by The University of Miami Press, Coral Gables, Florida (1964), in hardback with a dust jacket and in paperback.
Description: This book is the story of Ed and Marion Link’s quest for sunken treasure in the Caribbean, as well as historical searches for the “Santa Maria” and Columbus’s original route through the Caribbean.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.