The Wonders of Salvage

#C-5450
Masters, David

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Spanish Armada, Lutine, Skyro, Oceana, Hamilla Mitchell, Laurentic
Comments: Adult version of “The Boys’ Book of Salvage” (#C-5410), illustrated
Size: 5.25″ x 7.75″
Pages: 235
Editions: The first edition was published by John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, London (1924), in hardback (probably with a dust jacket). A second revised edition (stated) was also published in 1924 in hardback (probably with a dust jacket). Many subsequent editions were also published in the UK by John Lane The Bodley Head and Eyre & Spottiswoode. The first American edition was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1924), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: The first half of this book covers treasure salvage and includes the Spanish Armada ship, “Florencia”, “HMS. Lutine”, “Skyro”, the “Oceana”, the “Hamilla Mitchell” and the “Laurentic”. The second half of the book is about the salvage of modern ships and non-precious cargoes, much of it related to World War I.

When Ships Go Down – More Wonders of Salvage

#C-5440
Masters, David

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Tubantia, Egypt, Florencia, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.75″
Pages: 356
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Eyre and Spottiswoode, London (1932), in hardback (probably with a dust jacket). At least 6 subsequent impressions were published between 1934 and 1945, all stated.
Description: While this book is primarily about ship salvage (much of it related to World War I), it includes the story of salvaging the gold from the “Egypt”, the attempted salvage of the bullion from the “Tubantia”, and the many salvage attempts on the “Florencia”.

Epics of Salvage

#C-5430
Masters, David

Library of Congress: 54-8280
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara, Samsylarna
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 234
Editions: The first edition was published by Cassell & Company Limited, London (1953), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was also a second edition (stated) and third edition (stated) published in 1953. The first American edition (stated) was published by Little, Brown and Company, New York City (1954), in hardback with a dust jacket. There were at least 4 printings of the American edition.  A Corgi paperback edition was published by Transworld Publishers, London (1956).
Description: While this book is primarily about the Royal Navy’s ship salvage during World War II, it includes the story of salvaging the gold from the “SS Niagara” and the rescue of 7600 silver bars from the “Samsylarna”.

Divers in Deep Seas – More Romances of Salvage

#C-5420
Masters, David

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.75″
Pages: 284
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Eyre & Spottiswoode, London (1938), in hardback (probably with a dust jacket).
Description: While this book is primarily about modern ship salvage, it include the story of salvaging the gold from the “Laurentic”.

The Boys’ Book of Salvage

#C-5410
Masters, David

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Spanish Armada, Lutine, Skyro, Oceana, Hamilla Mitchell, Laurentic
Comments: Adolescent version of “The Wonders of Salvage” (#C-5450); illustrated
Size: 5″ x 7.75″
Pages: 268
Editions: The first edition was published by The Junior Literary Guild, Inc./Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc., New York City (1929), in hardback (probably with a dust jacket).  An adult version of this book was published under the title, “The Wonders of Salvage” (#C-5450).
Description: The first half of this adolescent book covers treasure salvage and includes the Spanish Armada ship, “Florencia”, “HMS. Lutine”, “Skyro”, the “Oceana”, the “Hamilla Mitchell” and the “Laurentic”. The second half of the book is about the salvage of modern ships and non-precious cargoes, much of it related to World War I.

The Treasure Hunting Book – True Tales of Lost Fortunes

#C-5400
Masters, Al

ISBN/ISSN: 0671509624
Library of Congress: 84-22764
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Hampshire, De Braak
Comments: Adolescent; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 208
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Julian Messner, New York City (1985), in hardback (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This adolescent book encompasses 9 true treasure stories, including the story of the sinking and salvage of the “HMS Hampshire” and the “HMS De Braak”.