Diving for Treasure and Other Adventures Beneath the Sea

#C-8290
Williams, G.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Lutine, Merida, Florencia, Tubantia, Grosvenor, Vigo Bay Galleons, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 157
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Faber and Gwyer, London (1926), in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one).
Description: This early book is mostly about sunken treasure, including chapters about the “Lutine”, the “Laurentic”, the “Merida”, the Spanish Armada wreck “Florencia”, the “Tubantia”, the “Grosvenor” and the Vigo Bay wrecks. There are also chapters about salvage methods and raising wrecks.  An excellent book.

Pirate Treasure

#C-8240
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Le Chameau, Merida, Lutine, Vigo Bay Galleons, Egypt, Grosvenor, General Grant
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 409
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York City (1937), in hardback with a dust jacket. Dutton also published a second printing in 1937, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book contains a multitude of land and sea treasure tales. Among the sunken treasure stories are the 1715 Fleet (with a few inaccuracies), “Le Chameau”, the “Merida”, the “Lutine”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Egypt”, the “Grosvenor” and the “General Grant”. This is excellent reading but lacking in details.

Panorama of Treasure Hunting

#C-8230
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Merida, Central America, Hussar, Vigo Bay Galleons, Le Chameau, Telemaque
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 582
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York City (1940), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was also a second printing (stated) in 1940, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book relates numerous treasure stories from all over the globe, both land and sea. Among the sunken treasure stories are the “Merida”, the “SS Central America”, the “Hussar”, the Vigo Bay galleons, “Le Chameau”, and the “Telemaque”. Much of the information in this book is also contained in the author’s earlier books.

Divers and Diving

#C-8172
Whyte, Adam Gowans

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Lutine, Vigo Bay Galleons, Egypt, Florencia, Spanish Armada, Lethbridge
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5″ x 7.5″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, London (1938), in hardback with pictorial boards.
Description: While this is primarily a hard hat diving book, it tells the story of salvaging the “Laurentic”, “Egypt”, Vigo Bay galleons, “Lutine”, and the Spanish Armada ship, “Florencia”.

Deep-Sea Salvage

#C-8170
Whyte, A. Gowans and Robert L. Hadfield

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, Grosvenor, Thetis, Florencia, Vigo Bay Galleons, Merida, Lutine, Spanish Armada
Comments: Author’s last name is spelled “Whyte” on the title page, but is spelled “White” on the spine of the book; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 244
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., London (1933), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is primarily about salvage, as opposed to sunken treasure, but contains a good amount of information about the efforts made to recover treasure from the “Egypt”, the “Grosvenor”, the “Thetis”, the “Florencia”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Merida”, and the “Lutine”.

Vigo Bay and Its Treasures

#C-7992
Vigo Bay Treasure Company

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Vigo Bay galleons
Size: 6” x 9”
Pages: 16
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Vigo Bay Treasure Company,    Philadelphia (1885), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet is really an offering circular.  It includes the history of the wrecks and their cargoes, as well as the results of exploratory trips to the wrecks in 1884 and 1885.  Funds are being solicited to recover logwood, ambergris, and indigo.

Vigo Bay and Its Treasures

#C-7992
Vigo Bay Treasure Company

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Vigo Bay galleons
Size: 6” x 9”
Pages: 16
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Vigo Bay Treasure Company,    Philadelphia (1885), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet is really an offering circular.  It includes the history of the wrecks and their cargoes, as well as the results of exploratory trips to the wrecks in 1884 and 1885.  Funds are being solicited to recover logwood, ambergris, and indigo.

The Water World

#C-7935
Van Dervoort, Prof. J. W.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Royal George, William Phips, Concepcion, Lutine, Vigo Bay Galleons
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6” x 8.5”
Pages: 512
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Acme Publishing House, Chicago (1884), in hardback with pictorial boards (no dust jacket issued).  Many editions were subsequently published by the Union Publishing House, New York City, in hardback.
Description:
This is a book about all aspects of the sea: its inhabitants, currents, tides, waves, mysteries, and the mechanical devices to explore it.  One chapter, ‘Treasure Recovered from the Deep’, includes the stories of the “Royal George”, William Phips and the “Concepcion”, the “Lutine”, and the Vigo Bay wrecks.

Treasure Trove – An Annotated Bibliography of Books Concerning Sunken Gold, Lost Mines and Buried Treasure

#C-7900
Underbrink, Robert L.

Library of Congress: 74-80123
Category: Bibliography
Keywords: Lutine, Grosvenor, General Grant, Vigo Bay Galleons
Size: 6.75″ x 9.25″
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Lamplighter Press, Carlinville, Illinois (1974), in hardback (no dust jacket issued) and paperback.
Description: This book includes both land and sunken treasure books and consists of 3 parts: Part 1 – Seven brief sketches of lost treasures (including the “Lutine”, “Grosvenor”, “General Grant” and the Vigo Bay, Spain galleons); Part 2 – An annotated bibliography of 149 books; and Part 3 – A selected list of periodical articles (on treasures). Excellent annotations. Author was a librarian in Carlinville, Illinois and this is really an annotated listing of the treasure-related books in that library.