Paine, Ralph D.
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Lutine, Florencia, Vigo Bay Galleons, William Phips, Thetis, Concepcion, Spanish Armada
Comments: Same book as “The Book of Pirate Treasures” (#C-6100); illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Editions: The first US edition (not stated) was published by Sturgis & Walton Company, New York City (1911), in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one). The first UK edition (not stated) was published by William Heinemann, London (1911), in hardback (again, I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one). The book was republished in the US by The Macmillan Company, New York City (1922) in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket on this edition either, but there may have been one). A second printing of the Macmillan edition was published in 1926. The book was again republished in the US by the Arno Press, New York City (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by the Rio Grande Press, Glorieta, New Mexico (1992), under the title “The Book of Pirate Treasures”.
Description: This book is “a true history of the gold, jewels, and plate of pirates, galleons, etc., which are sought for to this day”. Contrary to its title, about half of the book regards sunken treasure…the rest of it is land treasure. It includes chapters about the “Thetis”, the Spanish Armada galleon, “Florencia”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Lutine” and William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”. One of the “Top 75 Books”.