Sir William Phips: Adventurer and Statesman

#C-7660
Thayer, Henry O.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion
Size: 6.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 75
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published under the auspices of the Maine Historical Society, Portland, Maine (1927), in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket for this book, but one may exist).
Description: This book is a biography of Sir William Phips, who successfully salvaged the Spanish galleon, “Concepcion” in 1687 and was made the Royal Governor of Massachusetts in 1692.

Treasure Under the Sea

#C-7440
Stirling, N.B.

Library of Congress: 57-11440
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, William Phips, Concepcion, Drake
Comments: Includes a bibliography
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 354
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1957), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (not stated) was also published in 1957 in hardback with a dust jacket (identical to the first edition but lacks the words “first edition” under the copyright).
Description: This book tells of Sir Francis Drake dumping 45 tons of silver booty into the ocean, William Phips’ salvage of the “Concepcion”, the salvage of gold bars from the liner “Egypt”, and the dumping of the Philippine treasury in Manila Bay during WW II.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Treasure Under the Sea

#C-7440
Stirling, N.B.

Library of Congress: 57-11440
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, William Phips, Concepcion, Drake
Comments: Includes a bibliography
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 354
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1957), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (not stated) was also published in 1957 in hardback with a dust jacket (identical to the first edition but lacks the words “first edition” under the copyright).
Description: This book tells of Sir Francis Drake dumping 45 tons of silver booty into the ocean, William Phips’ salvage of the “Concepcion”, the salvage of gold bars from the liner “Egypt”, and the dumping of the Philippine treasury in Manila Bay during WW II.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Exploring for Lost Treasure

#C-7430
Stirling, Nora B.

Library of Congress: 60-8305
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Drake, Egypt, Thetis
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 9″ x 12.5″
Pages: 56
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Garden City Books, Garden City, New York (1960), in hardback with a pictorial binding and a dust jacket.
Description: This large juvenile book includes 10 lost treasure stories, both land and sea. The sunken treasure stories include William Phips and the “Concepcion”, Sir Francis Drake and the 45 tons of silver he dumped into the sea, the “Egypt” and the “Thetis”.

Exploring for Lost Treasure

#C-7430
Stirling, Nora B.

Library of Congress: 60-8305
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Drake, Egypt, Thetis
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 9″ x 12.5″
Pages: 56
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Garden City Books, Garden City, New York (1960), in hardback with a pictorial binding and a dust jacket.
Description: This large juvenile book includes 10 lost treasure stories, both land and sea. The sunken treasure stories include William Phips and the “Concepcion”, Sir Francis Drake and the 45 tons of silver he dumped into the sea, the “Egypt” and the “Thetis”.

Three Men from Maine and A Bit of Old England in New England

#C-7350
Sprague, John Francis and Bertram E. Packard

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 89
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Sprague’s Journal of Maine History, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine (1924), in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket but one may exist).
Description: This book is a biography of 3 men from Maine: Sir William Pepperrell, James Sullivan, and Sir William Phips (who salvaged the “Concepcion”).

The Library of American Biography – Volume VII – Lives of Sir William Phips, Israel Putnam, Lucretia Maria Davidson, and David Rittenhouse

#C-7325
Sparks, Jared -editor

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5″ x 7.25″
Pages: 398
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Hilliard, Gray and Co., Boston (1937) and is leather-bound.  Several later editions were also published.
Description: This book includes a section about William Phips and his salvage of the Spanish galleon, “Concepcion”.

True Tales of Buried Treasure

#C-7220
Snow, Edward Rowe

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Whydah, William Phips, Concepcion, De Braak, Hussar, Le Chameau
Comments: Illustrated
Size; 5.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 272
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1951), in hardback with a dust jacket. A special limited edition of 146 copies was produced of the 1951 book, with each copy “signed by the author and containing pirate treasure found by the author and described in the last chapter.” The book has been reprinted in hardback at least 16 times (with all printings subsequent to the first edition stated). The book was then revised in 1960. A UK edition was published by Alvin Redman, London (1963), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is one of the all time treasure hunting classics, written by a master storyteller. The book includes 18 chapters of the most famous treasure stories and the author’s personal treasure hunting adventures, several of which concern sunken treasure (contrary to the title). Included are the story of William Phips finding the “Concepcion” near Hispaniola; the pirate ship, “Whydah”, which sank off the coast of Cape Cod; “Le Chameau” which sank off Nova Scotia in 1725; the “Hussar” which sank just north of what was then New York City in 1780; the “HMS De Braak” which sank off the Delaware coast in 1798; and the author’s trip to Bermuda searching for sunken Spanish galleons.

Historic Deeds of Danger and Daring

#C-7140
Smith, Herbert G., B.J. Fernie, and R.S. Blair

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion
Size: 3.5″ x 6″
Pages: 320
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Christian Herald, New York City (1906), in hardback. There may have been a dust jacket, but I’ve never seen one.
Description: This book tells the story of 16 adventurous people, including one chapter about William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”.

Treasures Beneath the Sea

#C-7110
Silverberg, Robert

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Lutine, Egypt, William Phips, Concepcion, Niagara, Hussar, Vigo Bay Galleons
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 7.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 78
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin (1960), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued). A paperback edition was published by Scholastic Book Services, New York City (1971) with First Printing stated. It has been reprinted many times subsequently.
Description: This juvenile book tells the story of six treasure wrecks: the “Lutine”, the “Egypt”, William Phips and the “Concepcion”, the “Niagara”, the “Hussar” and the Vigo Bay (Spain) galleons. It also has a chapter about the coins from the Philippine treasury dumped in Manila Bay during World War II.