Lost Treasures of the West

#C-8270
Williams, Brad and Choral Pepper

ISBN/ISSN: 0030131863
Library of Congress: 74-5127
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Ada Hancock, San Antonio, San Francisco Xavier
Size: 6″ x 9.25″
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York City and Holt, Rinehart and Winston of Canada, Limited, Toronto (1975), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was republished by the Promontory Press, New York City (1998), in hardback with a dust jacket and paperback.
Description: While this book is primarily about land treasures, there are two chapters about sunken treasures. One chapter recounts the loss of the “Ada Hancock” and the other tells of two Manila galleon losses, the “San Antonio” and the “San Francisco Xavier”.

Pieces of Eight

#C-8040
Wagner, Kip and L.B. Taylor, Jr.

Library of Congress: 66-11563
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 9.5″ x 6.25″
Pages: 221
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by E.P. Dutton & Co., New York City and Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto (1966), in hardback with a dust jacket. The most desirable copies are the ones signed by all nine participants in the Real Eight Corporation and L.B. Taylor, Jr. (all pictured on the back of the dust jacket). A second printing (stated) was published in 1967, a third printing (stated) was published in 1968, and a fourth printing (stated) was published in 1972 (all in hardback with a dust jacket). The first UK edition (not stated) was published Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd., London (1967) in hardback with a dust jacket. A Spanish language edition was published by
Editorial Juventud, S.A., Barcelona (1971), under the title, “Milliones Bajo el Mar:  Recuperacion de las Riquezas de una Flota de la Tesoreria Espanola Perdida en un Naufragio”, in hardback with a dust jacket.  A paperback edition was published in the US by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1998).
Description: This book is story of the finding and partial salvage of the 1715 Fleet of 10 sunken Spanish galleons off Vero Beach, Florida in the 1960’s…told by the original salvor. Kip Wagner’s story started the underwater treasure hunting craze in Florida. This is one of the most collectible of all sunken treasure books in the US and is One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Pieces of Eight

#C-8040
Wagner, Kip and L.B. Taylor, Jr.

Library of Congress: 66-11563
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 9.5″ x 6.25″
Pages: 221
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by E.P. Dutton & Co., New York City and Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto (1966), in hardback with a dust jacket. The most desirable copies are the ones signed by all nine participants in the Real Eight Corporation and L.B. Taylor, Jr. (all pictured on the back of the dust jacket). A second printing (stated) was published in 1967, a third printing (stated) was published in 1968, and a fourth printing (stated) was published in 1972 (all in hardback with a dust jacket). The first UK edition (not stated) was published Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd., London (1967) in hardback with a dust jacket. A Spanish language edition was published by
Editorial Juventud, S.A., Barcelona (1971), under the title, “Milliones Bajo el Mar:  Recuperacion de las Riquezas de una Flota de la Tesoreria Espanola Perdida en un Naufragio”, in hardback with a dust jacket.  A paperback edition was published in the US by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1998).
Description: This book is story of the finding and partial salvage of the 1715 Fleet of 10 sunken Spanish galleons off Vero Beach, Florida in the 1960’s…told by the original salvor. Kip Wagner’s story started the underwater treasure hunting craze in Florida. This is one of the most collectible of all sunken treasure books in the US and is One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Treasure – Man’s 25 Greatest Quests for Eldorado

#C-7780
Tompkins, B.A. -editor

SBN/ISSN: 0812908104
Library of Congress: 78-20676
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1554 Fleet, 1715 Fleet, Vigo Bay Galleons, Hussar, Lutine, Egypt, Merida, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 253
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Times Books, New York City and Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ltd., Toronto (1979), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book recounts the facts and fantasies of treasure and treasure hunters from the plunder of Cortez through the search for Hitler’s gold after World War II. It includes chapters on the 1554 Fleet, the Vigo Bay galleons, the 1715 Fleet, the “Hussar”, the “Lutine”, the “Egypt”, the “Lusitania”, the “Merida”, and the “Concepcion”.

Shipwrecks and Archaeology – The Unharvested Sea

#C-7740
Throckmorton, Peter

Library of Congress: 76-79373
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Nautilus
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 270
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, and Little, Brown & Company (Canada) Limited, Toronto (1970), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first UK edition was published by Victor Gollancz, London (1970), in hard back with a dust jacket. The Scientific Book Club, London, also published a hardback edition with a dust jacket in 1971.
Description: The first section of this book covers the causes of shipwrecks, the stages of shipwreck deterioration, shipwreck research and a case study of the “HMS Nautilus” (1807). The second section discusses the relatively new science of underwater archaeology, the ancient shipwreck excavated at Antikythera Island, Greece, emphasizing how untrained underwater treasure hunters are jeopardizing archaeological treasures.

Shipwrecks and Archaeology – The Unharvested Sea

#C-7740
Throckmorton, Peter

Library of Congress: 76-79373
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Nautilus
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 270
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, and Little, Brown & Company (Canada) Limited, Toronto (1970), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first UK edition was published by Victor Gollancz, London (1970), in hard back with a dust jacket. The Scientific Book Club, London, also published a hardback edition with a dust jacket in 1971.
Description: The first section of this book covers the causes of shipwrecks, the stages of shipwreck deterioration, shipwreck research and a case study of the “HMS Nautilus” (1807). The second section discusses the relatively new science of underwater archaeology, the ancient shipwreck excavated at Antikythera Island, Greece, emphasizing how untrained underwater treasure hunters are jeopardizing archaeological treasures.

The Lost Ships

#C-7720
Throckmorton, Peter

Library of Congress: 64-15049
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 260
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, and Little, Brown & Company (Canada) Limited, Toronto (1964), in hardback with a dust jacket. Little, Brown also published a second and third printing (stated) in 1964, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book describes the author’s excavation of the Bronze Age shipwreck at Cape Gelidonya, Turkey…the oldest shipwreck excavated up until that time. One of the early works in underwater archaeology.

Gold from the Sea

#C-7580
Taylor, James

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 271
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by the Australasian Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., Sydney (1942), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was reprinted by Australasian in hardback with a dust jacket numerous times between 1942 and 1949, with printings stated. The first UK edition (First Published – stated) was published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London (1943), in hardback with a dust jacket. Harrap reprinted the book in 1947 (Reprinted – stated) in hardback with a dust jacket. Clarke Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto, also reprinted the book in 1947, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book describes the 1940-41 salvage of the gold bullion from the “RMS Niagara”, which sank in 438 feet of water off the coast of New Zealand after hitting a mine in WW II.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Our World Underwater

#C-7420
Stephens, William M.

Library of Congress: 62-18424
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Art McKee, Teddy Tucker, 1733 Fleet, Niagara
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 254
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Lantern Press Publishers, New York City, and George J. McLeod, Limited, Toronto (1962), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells of the history and development of diving, and the exploits of some of the great divers of the 1950-60 era. One chapter is on sunken treasure and includes the story of Art McKee and the 1733 Fleet, Teddy Tucker and his treasure recoveries in Bermuda, and the story of the salvage of bullion from the “Niagara” wreck in New Zealand.

Sunken History – The Story of Underwater Archaeology

#C-7100
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).