William Phips 1651-1695 – An Uncommon Man

#C-8410
Zabriskie, George A.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 8
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Doldrums, Ormond Beach, Florida (1944), in hardback with a dust jacket. This appears to be a very limited printing that was privately published and given as a Christmas present to a select few friends. There are several varieties of this book, but each copy carries the hand-written name of the recipient on Page 2 (but is not necessarily signed by the author). Copies that are bound with 3/4 leather over cloth are signed by the author on Page 2, and have a color plate of a Spanish Galleon between pages 4 and 5. The most prevalent variety of this book is not signed by the author (but does have the hand-written name of the recipient), and has black & white plate of a Spanish Galleon between pages 4 and 5.
Description: This short book summarizes the life of William Phips and his successful salvage of the “Concepcion” off the coast of Hispaniola in 1687. The author was President of the New York Historical Society from 1939-1947. He was a great enthusiast of fine books and book binding and issued this Christmas keepsake from his Florida home.

Those Lost Treasures

#C-8372
Wolf, Fred Sr.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Harry Rieseberg, Florencia, Port Royal, Spanish Armada, Roscoe Thompson, Howard Lightbourn, Art Mckee, William Phips, Concepcion
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 80
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Hallandale, Florida (circa 1950), in paperback.
Description: This book includes about 30 sunken and buried treasure tales, as well as several pirate stories. The stories include Harry E. Rieseberg, noted treasure diver and author; the Spanish Armada shipwreck, “Florencia”; Williams Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”; Art Mckee and his salvage of the 1733 Fleet in the Florida Keys; Port Royal, Jamaica; and describes the salvage of a silver bar in the Bahamas by Roscoe Thompson and Howard Lightbourn. The book ends with “Tom Christ and the Treasure Box”, a fictional story written by Howard Pyle.

Watery Graves

#C-8255
Wilkinson, Carole

ISBN/ISSN: 0760849528
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Sea Venture, Royal Charter, Dodington, Mary Rose, Queen Anne’s Revenge, Whydah, William Phips, Concepcion, Douro, Vasa
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 5” x 7.75”
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition was published under the title, “Phenomena” by Horwitz Martin, Sydney, Australia (1999) in paperback.  The first US edition was published by Sundance Publishing, Littleton, Massachusetts (2000), in paperback.
Description:
This educational juvenile book briefly describes quite a few treasure wrecks, along with pirates, marine archaeology, and some modern wrecks.  It includes the 1715 Fleet, the “Sea Venture”, the “Royal Charter”, the “Dodington”, the “Mary Rose”, “Queen Anne’s Revenge”, the “Whydah”, the  “Concepcion”, the “Douro”, and the “Vasa”.

Hunting Hidden Treasures

#C-8210
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Laurentic, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 5.5″
Pages: 255
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York City (1929), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was also a second printing (stated) in 1929, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book recounts numerous treasures and treasure hunts around the world, including the following sunken treasures: “Florencia”, “Laurentic”, and “Concepcion”. There is also a section on the Manila galleons. As with all of Harold Wilkins books, this book includes a large number of treasures, but doesn’t include a lot of detail about any one treasure.

The Salvage of the Century

#C-8160
Wharton, Ric

ISBN/ISSN: 0941332799
Library of Congress: 99-63493
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Edinburgh, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 10.25″
Pages: 198
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Best Publishing Company, Flagstaff, Arizona (2000), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book tells the story of the sinking and subsequent salvage of the British heavy cruiser, “HMS Edinburgh”, which sank in arctic waters in 1942 with 465 bars of Russian gold aboard. The author was one of the participants in the salvage operation. The book also includes a chapter about the “Concepcion” which sank in 1641 off the coast of Hispaniola and was partially salvaged by William Phips.

They Found Gold – The Story of Successful Treasure Hunts

#C-7980
Verrill, A. Hyatt

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion, William Phips, Santa Margarita, Golden Hind, Hussar, Merida, Laurentic
Comments: Includes a descriptive list of undiscovered treasures in America and a list of discovered treasures; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 267
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York City (1936), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was republished by The Rio Grande Press, Inc., Glorieta, New Mexico (1972), in hardback with no dust jacket and is marked “First Printing”. A paperback edition was also published by The Rio Grande Press in 1989.
Description: This book overviews 17 successful treasure hunts on both land and under the sea.  Regarding sunken treasure, it includes the author’s 2 trips to Silver Shoals seeking the “Concepcion”, dredging for the “Golden Hind”, the “Santa Margarita”, the steamship “Merida” (which was supposed to be carrying Emperor Maximilian’s wealth), the “Hussar” (a Revolutionary War pay ship which sank in New York’s East River), and the salvage of the liner, “Laurentic”.

Lost Treasure – True Tales of Hidden Hoards

#C-7960
Verrill, A. Hyatt

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Brother Jonathan, Todos Santos, Santissima Concepcion, William Phips, Port Royal, Concepcion
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 279
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by D. Appleton and Company, New York City (1930), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is primarily about land treasures, but includes several chapters about sunken treasure. The book tells the story of the “Brother Jonathan”, the “Todos Santos”, the “Santissima Concepcion”, the “Concepcion” salvaged by William Phips, and Port Royal, Jamaica.

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.

Great Mysteries of Lost Treasures

#C-7890
Ulrich, Paul, Edmond Bergheaud, Pierre Nouaille, and Francis Mercury

ISBN/ISSN: 2829500008
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Spanish Armada, Florencia, Vigo Bay Galleons, William Phips, Concepcion
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 4.75″ x 7.25″
Pages: 252
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Pleasant Valley Press/Ferni Publishing House, Geneva, Switzerland (1979), in hardback with no dust jacket (quarter leather red binding). The book states, “This Edition Is Reserved for Pleasant Valley Press” and is the only edition I have seen.
Description: Of the 10 chapters in this book, 3 include sunken treasure. There are chapters on the the Spanish Armada wreck of the “Florencia” (the Tobermory galleon), the galleons at Vigo Bay, Spain, and William Phips’ successful salvage of the “Concepcion” in 1687.

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”.