Treasure Seekers

#C-6670
Roden, Hans

Library of Congress: 67-23088
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, Lutine, Hampshire, Oceana, Vigo Bay Galleons, Florencia, Spanish Armada, Grosvenor, Telemaque, Rommel
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 208
Editions: The first edition was published by Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft, Jugenheim/Bergstrasse (1963) under the title “Schatzsucher”. The first English language edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London (1966), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition was published by Walker and Company, New York City (1967), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of buried and sunken treasures, both lost and found.  Approximately two-thirds of the book concerns sunken treasure, including the “Lutine”, “Oceana”, “HMS Hampshire”, Vigo Bay galleons, “Florencia”, “Grosvenor”, “Telemaque”, and Rommel’s World War II treasure lost off the coast of Corsica.

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.

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.

Deep Diving and Submarine Operations

#C-2604
Davis, Robert H.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Telemaque, Florencia; William Phips, Concepcion, Vigo Bay Galleons, Grosvenor, Lutine, Thetis, Royal Charter, Hamilla Mitchell, Alphonso XII, Skyro, Oceana, Laurentic, Tubantia, Egypt, Niagara, Mary Rose, Royal George
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.75″ x 10″
Pages: 693
Editions: All editions have been published by Siebe, Gorman & Company Ltd., UK in hardback.  The first edition (1909), second edition (1917-18) and third edition (1918-1919) were published under the title of “Diving Scientifically and Practically Considered – A Diving Manual and Handbook of Submarine Appliances”. In the fourth edition (1935), the name was changed to, “Deep Diving and Submarine Operations – A Manual for Deep Sea Divers and Compressed Air Workers”. The fifth edition was published in 1951, the sixth edition in 1955, the seventh edition in 1962 and the eighth edition in 1981. A ninth edition was published in 1995 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Siebe Gorman company. This edition was produced as a two volume set in a slipcase, with each set being numbered.
Description: This is one of the great books on hard hat diving and includes numerous references to treasure ships (typically 1-5 pages in length each). A few of those described include the “Telemaque”, “Florencia”; William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”, the Vigo Bay wrecks, “Grosvenor”, “Lutine”, “HMS Thetis”, “Royal Charter”, “Hamilla Mitchell”, “Alphonso XII”, “Skyro”, “Oceana”, “Laurentic”, “Tubantia”, “Egypt”, “RMS Niagara”, “Mary Rose”, and “HMS Royal George”.

The Real Book about Treasure Hunting

#C-1780
Burton, Hal

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Egypt, Niagara, Santa Margarita, Oceana, Hussar
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 190
Editions: The first edition (not stated, but “Deluxe Edition” noted on the inside flap of the dust jacket) was published by Garden City Books, Garden City, NY (1953), in hardback (tan boards) with a dust jacket. There was also a book club edition (noted only on the bottom of the inside flap of the dust jacket) published by Garden City Books (1953), in hardback (gray boards) with a dust jacket. A UK edition was published by Dobson, London (1962), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This adolescent book includes one chapter on sunken treasure. It very briefly tells the story of the bullion salvaged from 4 liners: “Laurentic”, the “Egypt”, the “Niagara, and “Oceana”. It also briefly mentions the Revolutionary War pay ship, “Hussar”, sunk just north of what was then New York City, and the Spanish galleon, “Santa Margarita”, supposedly sunk near Palm Beach, Florida, in 1595.