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THE PIRATE PRINCE - Discovering the Priceless Treasures of the Sunken Ship Whydah
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THE PIRATE PRINCE - Discovering the Priceless Treasures of the Sunken Ship Whydah

By Clifford, Barry (with Peter Turchi)

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993. 221 pp. Quarter-bound in red cloth on blue boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; illustrated with colour and black and white plates and a chart. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. The Contents are: Prologue: Panama; The Legend; Cape Cod; Hunting Down the Whydah; Treasure Fever; Claim Jumpers; Rats, Bats, and Mutiny; First Strike; Squalls; The Proof; Telling the Tale; and Appendix: The Treasure; followed by an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

GOLD! GOLD - A Beginner's Handbook: How to Prospect for Gold
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GOLD! GOLD - A Beginner's Handbook: How to Prospect for Gold

By Petralia, Joseph F.

Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia: Hancock House Publishers, 1981. 112 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps and drawings. The Contents are: In the Beginning: The King of Money; Gold: Its Nature; Gold Fever; The Rush Had Begun; The Fever Spreads; Mining Life; The Motherlode. The Pot at the End of the Rainbow: Where to Begin Your Search; In Short; Why It Is Where It Is; Its Heft Is the Main Clue; Images: A Nugget's Travels; Learn to Read the Stream; Placer Paydirt; Prospecting for Quartz Veins. Putting Together Your Grubstake: Prospecting Gear. Methods Then and Now: How to Pan; Gold Pan Sieve; The Sniffer; Dry Placer Operations; Operation of a Sluice; Clean-up; Rocker Box; Long Tom; Hydraulic Concentrator; Dredges; Metal Detectors. Crescent of Gold: Amalgamation; Staking Your Claim. Head for the Hills. Nickle Knowledge: Survival Pack; Specifications; Troy Weight; and a Glossary.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$9.95

THE WHITE PASS - Gateway to the Klondike
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THE WHITE PASS - Gateway to the Klondike

By Minter, Roy (foreword by Pierre Berton)

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1987. (xii) 394 pp. Black boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers; headband; illustrated with black and white plates and maps. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; book plate on the half-title page. The Chapters are: The Mystery Pass; The Men from England; A Paper Railway; Klondike Gold; The Promoters; The Battle of the Passes; The Irish Prince; A Chance Meeting; London Gives the Nod; Brackett's Bluff; Shootout on Juneau Wharf; The First Train; Blasting the Grade; Winter in the White Pass; Crises of Men and Money; On to Bennett City; Heney's Seventy Miles; and The Bent Spike; followed by an epilogue, a bibliography, notes and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

A HUNDRED YEARS OF REMORSE - When Treasure Hunting Becomes a Spiritual Odyssey
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A HUNDRED YEARS OF REMORSE - When Treasure Hunting Becomes a Spiritual Odyssey

By Robillard, Marcel

Laval, Quebec: Les Publications Modus Vivendi, 2002. 237 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps. The adventures of a treasure hunting scuba diver off the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador. While exploring more than 400 ship wrecks, he discovered the SS Anglo Saxon, a commercial vessel that sank in 1863, killing 239 people and leaving behind a fortune in gold and coins.... First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$14.95

SALVAGE OF THE BIRKENHEAD
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SALVAGE OF THE BIRKENHEAD

By Kayle, Allan

Johannesburg, South Africa: Southern Book Publishers, 1990. 151 pp. Gray boards lettered in white on the spine; endpaper maps; illustrated with colour plates, black and white photographs and diagrams. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. HMS Birkenhead was one of the first iron-hulled ships built for the Royal Navy. She was designed as a steam frigate, but was converted to a troopship before being commissioned. She was wrecked in February 1852, while transporting troops to Algoa Bay at Danger Point. The Chapters are: A Tradition Is Born; Discovering a Legend; Seeking for More Knowledge; Getting Closer; Birkenhead Visited; Getting Ready to Work; A Time of Strife; The Salvage Begins; Strife Vulcan and Wine; Birkenhead Revisited; Reconstructing the Disaster; and The Third Expedition; followed by an epilogue, Birkenhead Anecdotes and an appendix: HMS Birkenhead Artefact Register in Grid Sequence.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

GOLD RUSH - Reliving the Klondike Adventure in Canada's North
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GOLD RUSH - Reliving the Klondike Adventure in Canada's North

By Wilson, Ian; Wilson, Sally

West Vancouver and Seattle: Gordon Soules Book Publishers, 1996. 246 pp. Trade paperback format. Signed by Ian and Sally Wilson on the half-title page. Light rubbing on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; aside from the authors' signatures, no interior markings. Illustrated with colour plates, black and white photographs and drawings. The Chapters are: The Klondike Spirit; Learning the Ropes; Four Trusty Steeds; North by Packhorse; On the Trail; Bogs and Blowdowns; Working as a Team; To the Chilkoot; The Long Climb; Building a Boat; Wind and Waves; A River of History; Rocks and Rapids; Klondike Life; Colder Days; By Snowshoe and Sled; Bonanza Creek; Searching for Gold; Rockers and Riffles; Using a Monitor; The Clean-up; and Staking a Claim; followed by a bibliography and an index.. Signed by Authors. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

SHIP OF GOLD - in the Deep Blue Sea
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SHIP OF GOLD - in the Deep Blue Sea

By Kinder, Gary

Toronto: Vintage Canada, 1999. (xvi) 536 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Frontis map and diagrams. The cover features The Sinking of the Central America - an 1857 lithograph by J. Childs of Philadelphia, courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea addresses the story of the sidewheel steamer SS Central America, sometimes called the Ship of Gold, which sank in 1857 during a hurricane off the Carolina coast, and in the 1980s became the object of a feverish hunt by treasure seekers. The Chapters are: Ship of Gold; Tommy; and The Deep Blue Sea; followed by an epilogue and an index.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by J. Childs;. 8vo.

$24.95

GHOSTS, GALES, AND GOLD
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GHOSTS, GALES, AND GOLD

By Snow, Edward Rowe

New York: Dodd Mead and Company, 1972. (xii) 263 pp. Personalized inscription by Edward Rowe Snow on the front free endpaper. Blue cloth lettered in silver on the spine. Light chipping on the corners of the dustjacket with a few nicks around the edges; price intact; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. Dj art by Charles Attebery. The Chapters are: PART ONE: GHOSTS: New Haven's Ship in the Sky; The Phantom Fiddle; A Brother's Warning; Ghosts of Annapolis; Burr's House of Misfortune; Ghosts at Minot's Light; Hawkington's Ghost; The Children's Ghosts; A Ghost's Search; The Miracle of Le Bourdais. PART TWO: GALES: The Enigma Capsizes; The Life-Saving Service; Cape Cod Wrecks; A Horrible Ending; The Name of Nye; The Crime of Ansell Nickerson; The Wadena Disaster; Wrecks Around Portland Maine; The Hurricane of 1972. PART THREE: GOLD: Le Chameau; Sable Island; The Gold Hoax; Oak Island; Searching for Gold; Gold in the Sea; Kidd Buried Treasure Here; and Cocos Island; followed by an index.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. Illus. by Charles Attebery;. 8vo.

$19.95

OAK ISLAND GOLD - Startling New Discoveries in the World's Most Famous Treasure Hunt
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OAK ISLAND GOLD - Startling New Discoveries in the World's Most Famous Treasure Hunt

By Crooker, William S.

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Nimbus Publishing, 2000. (ix) 221 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs and diagrams. The Chapters are: The Mystery Begins; Thwarted; The Inscribed Stone; The Discovery of Oak Casks; The Artificial Beach; Captain Kidd and Other Suspects; The Bottom Falls Out of the Money Pit; Seaching for Lost Casks; The Cave-in-pit; The Hidden Cement Chamber; Non-pirate Treasure Bearers; Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fascination; Oak Island Folklore; Legendary Maps; The Show Goes On; The Stone Triangle; Tragedy Strikes; Nuking the Island; Treasure of Not; A Parallel Search; The Christian Cross; The Templar Speculations; and Who; followed by an epilogue and a bibliography. .. Later Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$14.95