Treasure Tales – Shipwrecks & Salvage

#C-6980
Sebring, Thomas H.

ISBN/ISSN: 0961773502
Library of Congress: 86-072052
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Atocha, Maravillas, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, De Liefde, Akerendam, Vigo Bay Galleons, Association, Lucayan Beach Wreck, Whydah, Le Chameau, De Braak, Athenienne, Slot ter Hooge, Hollandia, Meeresteijn
Comments: Includes a bibliography and worldwide listing of salvaged treasure wrecks; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Cooke Publishing Company, Devon, Pennsylvania (1986), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book has it all…chapters on the Spanish treasure fleets; Dutch, English and French treasure wrecks; captured treasure from ships; pirate wrecks; treasure coins; and treasure hunters. Shipwrecks include the “Concepcion”, the “Atocha”, the “Maravillas”, the 1715 Fleet, the 1733 Fleet, the “Batavia”, the “Vergulde Draeck” (Gilt Dragon), the “De Liefde”, the “Akerendam”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “HMS Association”, the Lucayan Beach wreck (“Nuestra Senora de los Remedios”), the “Whydah”, “Le Chameau”, the “HMS De Braak”, the “Athenienne”, the “Slot ter Hooge”, the “Hollandia”, and the “Meeresteijn”. The book even includes a worldwide listing of salvaged treasure wrecks. It is a factual reference.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Gold and Silver, Silver and Gold

#C-6920
Schwartz, Alvin

Library of Congress: 88-45326
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet, Whydah, William Phips, Concepcion, Thetis, Hussar, De Braak
Comments: Adolescent; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.75″ x 9.5″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York City, and Collins Publishers, Toronto (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second hardback printing was published in 1989 and a third printing in 1993. A paperback edition was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1993).
Description: This adolescent book includes buried, lost and sunken treasure. In several chapters, the story is told of the pirate ship “Whydah”, William Phips and the “Concepcion”, the “Thetis”, the pay ship “Hussar”, the “HMS De Braak” and Mel Fisher’s “Atocha” salvage.

Buried Treasure

#C-6770
Rutley, C. Bernard

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Spanish Armada, William Phips, Concepcion, Grosvenor, Telemaque, General Grant
Comments: The Laurel and Gold Series – Volume 96
Size: 4.25″ x 6.25″
Pages: 158
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Collins Clear-Type Press, UK (1941) in hardback. The copies I’ve seen don’t have a dust jacket, but there may have been one. There were at least 6 impressions of the book, all stated.
Description: This book is about both buried and sunken treasures, contrary to its title. There are chapters about the Spanish Armada shipwreck, “Florencia”; William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”; the South African wreck, “Grosvenor”; the French wreck, “Telemaque”; and the “General Grant”, which sank in the Auckland Islands (south of New Zealand).

Treasure of the Buccaneer Sea

#C-6630
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Library of Congress: 61-18700
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Includes a listing of sunken treasure ships; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 231
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Naylor Company, San Antonio, Texas (1962), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was also published in 1862 in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book recounts the author’s search for sunken treasure in the Caribbean, but as with all Rieseberg books, the author mixes fact with fiction. It also includes the story of Williams Phips’ salvage of the “Concepcion” off the coast of Hispaniola. In the back of the book, the author lists the supposed locations of sunken treasure ships in the Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean and Great Lakes.

Treasure Hunter

#C-6620
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Niagara
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 260
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Robert M. McBride & Company, New York City (1945), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was also published in 1945. The National Travel Club, New York City, also published the book (marked First Edition…but it really isn’t) in 1945 in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket on this edition but there may have been one).
Description: This book tells the story of William Phips’ successful salvage of the Spanish galleon, “Concepcion”, off the Hispaniola coast in 1687. It also tells of the successful salvage of gold bars from the Royal Mail Steamer, “Niagara”, which sank off the New Zealand coast in 1940. Various other sunken treasures are also briefly mentioned. One of the more factual books that Rieseberg wrote.

Treasure Hunter

#C-6620
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Niagara
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 260
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Robert M. McBride & Company, New York City (1945), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was also published in 1945. The National Travel Club, New York City, also published the book (marked First Edition…but it really isn’t) in 1945 in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket on this edition but there may have been one).
Description: This book tells the story of William Phips’ successful salvage of the Spanish galleon, “Concepcion”, off the Hispaniola coast in 1687. It also tells of the successful salvage of gold bars from the Royal Mail Steamer, “Niagara”, which sank off the New Zealand coast in 1940. Various other sunken treasures are also briefly mentioned. One of the more factual books that Rieseberg wrote.

Diving for Sunken Treasure

 #C-6560
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Port Royal, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 7.5″ x 10″
Pages: 64
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Saml. Gabriel Sons and Co., New York City (no date…but I suspect about 1955), in paperback.
Description: This adolescent book claims to be “the true adventures” of the author…but is, in fact, the author’s somewhat exaggerated adventures in seeking sunken treasure. It includes Port Royal, Jamaica and the story of William Phips’ salvage of the Spanish galleon, “Concepcion”.

Adventures in Underwater Treasure Hunting

#C-6550
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Library of Congress: 65-15504
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Port Royal, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 140
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Frederick Fell, Inc., New York City, and George J. McLeod, Limited, Toronto (1965), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This adolescent book is the story of the author’s somewhat exaggerated underwater treasure hunting exploits, including Port Royal, Jamaica, and the story of William Phips’ salvage of the “Concepcion”.

Adventures in Underwater Treasure Hunting

#C-6550
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Library of Congress: 65-15504
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Port Royal, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 140
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Frederick Fell, Inc., New York City, and George J. McLeod, Limited, Toronto (1965), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This adolescent book is the story of the author’s somewhat exaggerated underwater treasure hunting exploits, including Port Royal, Jamaica, and the story of William Phips’ salvage of the “Concepcion”.

True Tales of the Sea 1684-1898

#C-6350
Plummer, Edward Clarence

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 7.75″
Pages: 260
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author (1930), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was also a very limited edition with a half-leather binding.
Description: This book is a collection of nautical magazine articles published by the author prior to his appointment as Vice Chairman of the US Shipping Board. One of the articles tells the story of William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion” off the coast of Hispaniola in the late 1600s.