The Life of Sir William Phips

#C-5460
Mather, Cotton

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 208
Editions: The first edition was published N. Hiller, London (1697) under the title, “Pietas in Patriam – The Life of His Excellency Sir William Phips”. The first modern edition was published by Covici-Friede, Incorporated (1929), in hardback (probably without a dust jacket). This edition is numbered on Page 208. Reprints are available today from Reprint Services Corporation and AMS Press, Incorporated.
Description: This book is a biography of Sir William Phips, who not only salvaged the “Concepcion” off the coast of Hispaniola in 1687, but also was the Governor-General of Massachusetts. It is especially interesting in that it was published shortly after Phips’ death in 1695.

Sir William Phips – Treasure Fisherman and Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

#C-4880
Lounsberry, Alice

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Includes an extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.75″
Pages: 323
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York City (1941), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is a well-researched biography of Sir William Phips, who successfully salvaged the “Nuestra Senora de Concepcion” off the Hispaniola coast in 1687.

The Greatest Treasure-Hunting Stories Ever Told

#C-3008
Elliott, Charles -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 1585746835
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion, Phips, Laurentic
Comments: Anthology
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 292
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Lyons Press, Guildford, Connecticut (2003), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This anthology includes 21 land and sea treasure stories…of both fact and fiction.  There are two true sunken treasure stories: the story of the Laurentic (excerpted from Pierre de Latil’s book, “Sunken Treasure” – #C-4690) and the story of William Phips and the “Concepcion” (excerpted from Cotton Mather’s book, “The Life of Sir William Phips” – #C-5460).