Divers and Diving

#C-8172
Whyte, Adam Gowans

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Lutine, Vigo Bay Galleons, Egypt, Florencia, Spanish Armada, Lethbridge
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5″ x 7.5″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, London (1938), in hardback with pictorial boards.
Description: While this is primarily a hard hat diving book, it tells the story of salvaging the “Laurentic”, “Egypt”, Vigo Bay galleons, “Lutine”, and the Spanish Armada ship, “Florencia”.

Here Lies Gold

#C-4750
Lethbridge, Peter

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Grosvenor, Dorothea
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5″ x 7.5″
Pages: 273
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Peter Lunn (Publishers) Limited, London (1947), in hardback with a dust jacket. This edition has a blue and yellow dust jacket with a picture of a ship in the background and some pirates burying a treasure chest in the foreground. There appears to be another edition of the book with a different dust jacket…but the actual book and the contents are identical to the first edition. In this edition, the dust jacket is yellow and orange with 5 rows of caricatures of people and animals on it…and the words, “World Favourite Library For Boys & Girls,” along the top.
Description: This book is primarily about land treasures, but includes 3 sunken treasure stories: William Phips and the “Concepcion”; and two African wrecks, the “Grosvenor” and the “Dorothea”.

Early Divers

#C-2412
Cowan, Zelide

ISBN/ISSN: 0952060507
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Lethbridge, Vasa, Abergavenny, tVliegent Hart, Royal George, Florencia, Gran Griffon, Spanish Armada, Hollandia, Mary Rose, Hartwell, De Liefde
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 102
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Treasure World Publishing, Norfolk, England (circa 1985), in paperback.
Description: This is book is about early divers who salvaged sunken ships and the equipment they used, including the diving bell, underwater chambers, and early hard-hat suits. It includes a chapter about John Lethbridge, and mentions a number of early attempts to salvage treasure wrecks, including: William Phips and the salvage of the “Concepcion”, the “Vasa”, the “Earl of Abergavenny”, the “tVliegent Hart”, the Spanish Armada galleons “Florencia” and “Gran Griffon”, the “Hollandia”, the “Mary Rose”, the “Hartwell”, the “De Liefde”, and the “HMS Royal George”.