The Oak Island Mystery. Second Edition in dust jacket.


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HARRIS, R.V. The Oak Island Mystery. Second Edition, Revised. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1967). "Printed and bound in Canada by The Ryerson Press". Pp (9),x-xi,(1),1-209,(3) + b&w photo frontispiece + 5 leaves of b&w photos, &c.. 8vo (144 x 215 mm), purple boards, with gilt lettering to spine.

Reginald Vanderbilt Harris (b.1881 Londonderry Mines, Colchester County, Nova Scotia - d. August 3 , 1968, Halifax). There is a photo of him on the rear jacket flap.

The front jacket panel adds: "The Oak Island Mystery fulfills all that the most romantic seeker of buried treasure has ever dreamed."

"For over 170 years men have staked their lives and fortunes on the recovery of hidden treasure which is believed to exist on a small island on Mahone Bay, off the coast of Nova Scotia. As recently as 1965 four persons were killed during their search for the most elusive treasure in the world. At the time of publication, Oak Island is sealed off from visitors while another group is continuing the investigation.

This is a revised and thoroughly updated second edition of R.V. Harris' popular book concerning efforts to recover the treasure."

1. Introduction.
2. Discovery.
3. More Discoveries, 1804-1805.
4. Still More Discoveries, 1848-1850.
5. The Oak Island Association.
6. The Oak Island Eldorado Company, 1866-1867.

8. Who?
9. Captain William Kidd.
10. The Oak Island Treasure Company, 1893-1900.

11. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Others, 1909-1911.

12. Adventure and Misadventure, 1912-1934.

13. Gilbert D. Hedden, 1934-1938.
14. "X" Marks the Spot.
15. Interlude.
16. Edwin H. Hamilton, 1938-1944.
17. The Story Continued, 1944-1955.
18. Tragedy.
19. Robert R. Dunfield, 1965-1966.
20. The Present Scene.

With Postscript, Summary of Operations in Money Pit, bibliography and index.

Very good, tight & clean in dust jacket. 200.00

Title: The Oak Island Mystery. Second Edition in dust jacket.

Author Name: HARRIS, R.V.

Location Published: Ryerson Press: 1967

Categories: 888

Seller ID: 71793

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