Treasures Beneath the Sea

Silverberg, Robert

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Lutine, Egypt, William Phips, Concepcion, Niagara, Hussar, Vigo Bay Galleons
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 7.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 78
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin (1960), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued). A paperback edition was published by Scholastic Book Services, New York City (1971) with First Printing stated. It has been reprinted many times subsequently.
Description: This juvenile book tells the story of six treasure wrecks: the “Lutine”, the “Egypt”, William Phips and the “Concepcion”, the “Niagara”, the “Hussar” and the Vigo Bay (Spain) galleons. It also has a chapter about the coins from the Philippine treasury dumped in Manila Bay during World War II.

Sunken History – The Story of Underwater Archaeology

Silverberg, Robert

Library of Congress: 63-7507
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 177
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Chilton Books, Philadelphia, and Ambassador Books, Ltd., Toronto (1963), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Bantam Books, New York City (1964).
Description: This book is one of the earliest overviews of the science of underwater archaeology. It is an easy book to read, but not as in depth as other overviews on the topic (partly due to the early date of publication when underwater archaeology was still in its infancy).