1980 · Bloomington, IN
Dean of Libraries at Indiana University from 1973 to 1980, Jackson was well-known for his love of sailing. In 1978 he fulfilled a lifelong dream to set sail on a solo journey across the Atlantic on his yacht, the "Carla Mia," named for his daughter Carla. After the journey, Jackson received a heroic homecoming. He later recounted his experiences during the solo crossing in "The Log of the Carla Mia." In 1981 during an attempt to sail the opposite direction from Europe to America, Jackson was lost at sea and declared legally dead after wreckage from his boat was found off the coast of Spain" (from "W. Carl Jackson papers, 1952–1981," at Indiana University Archives' website).
Limited to 250 copies: This copy signed by the author on the half-title page. The colophon notes, "The chapter illustration was drawn by Chrles S. Snyder. Printed in Bulmer and Normande italic on Permalife text under trying weather conditions which severely affected inking. O! to live in Oregon! The press was a Vandercook SP-15. Dacron covering the spine is from the Carla Mia's mainsail. Publisher's white shelfback with blue cloth side; original d/j. D/j spine sunned, otherwise as new. (Inventory #: 38281)