Men Ships and the Sea

#C-7993
Villiers, Alan, et al

Library of Congress: 62-20190
Keywords: Bounty
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 9.75″ x 12″
Pages: 436
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the National Geographic Society, Washington DC (1962), in hardback with a dust jacket. A later edition (New Edition – stated) was published by the National Geographic Society in 1973, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the history of seafaring from ancient times to the present. One chapter describes the excavation of an ancient Greek ship with a cargo of wine and another chapter describes the finding and excavation of the “HMS Bounty”.

Tracking Treasure

#C-7840
Trupp, Philip Z.

ISBN/ISSN: 0874918057
Library of Congress: 86-3481
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Great Basses Reef Wreck, Arthur C. Clarke, 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Mel Fisher
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8″ x 9″
Pages: 256
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Acropolis Books Ltd., Washington DC (1986), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of Mel Fisher, Kip Wagner and Arthur C. Clarke and their treasure hunting exploits. It also describes how to get involved in a treasure hunting ventures and enumerates many of the sunken treasures still waiting to be salvaged.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Last Cruise of H.M.S. “Loo”

#C-6250
Peterson, Mendel

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Looe, Jane and Barney Crile
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9.25″
Pages: 55 + 17 plates
Editions: The first edition (not stated) of this pamphlet was published by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (Publication # 4224) in 1955. I believe the true first edition has a tan cover. There is also a slightly smaller version of the pamphlet with a blue cover and identical contents…but I suspect this is a reprint. This pamphlet is now available as a “print-on-demand” paperback book.
Description: This pamphlet tells the story of the author’s trip to the Florida Keys with Barney Crile (see Crile, Jane and Barney, “Treasure Diving Holidays”; #C-2480) to excavate the “HMS Looe”, which sank in 1743. Subsequent research has shown that Peterson and Crile had the wrong “Looe”. The ship they excavated was sunk as a breakwater in Sheeringham, UK, in 1737.

History Under the Sea

#C-6240
Peterson, Mendel

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: 1733 Fleet, Looe
Comments: Extensive bibliography in the 1965, 1969 and 1973 editions; illustrated
Size: 6.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 16
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published as a 16 page pamphlet by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (Publication #4174) in 1954. The pamphlet was expanded to 108 pages and 56 plates in 1965, and republished by the Smithsonian Institution (Publication #4538) in paperback. The 1965 edition was reprinted in hardback (with a dust jacket) in 1969. The pamphlet was again republished in paperback by the author, Alexandria, Virginia (1973), with 208 pages (includes the plates). The book is now available as a reprographic reprint in a paperback or hardback edition.
Description: This book is a well-written overview of underwater archaeology. It includes pictures of many artifacts, coins and cannons in the later editions and has several pages on both the “HMS Looe” wreck and the 1733 Fleet wrecks which the author helped excavate. The author was the Director of the Underwater Exploration Program at the Smithsonian Institution, and actually participated in the search for, and excavation of, several Caribbean shipwrecks.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Treasures in the Sea

#C-5540
McClung, Robert M.

ISBN/ISSN: 870441221
Library of Congress: 72-91421
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11″
Pages: 31
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the National Geographic Society, Washington DC (1972), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This juvenile book is a lavishly-illustrated overview of sunken treasure and marine life.

The Hispanic World 1492-1898

#C-2270
Codinach, Guadalupe Jimenez

ISBN/ISSN: 084440697X
Category: Reference
Size: 9.25″ x 11.5″
Pages: 1060
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Library of Congress, Washington DC (1994), in hardback (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This massive book is a guide to photo-reproduced manuscripts from Spain in the collections of the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico. As such, it is an essential book for serious Spanish shipwreck researchers.