Title: Unlikely Passages. First Paperback Edition
Publisher:  Sheridan House, 1998, 1998
ISBN Number: 1574090518 / 9781574090512
Seller ID: 42764
PALLEY, Reese. Unlikely Passages. (Dobbs Ferry, NY) : Sheridan House, (1998). First Paperback Edition. Pp. (8),[ix]-xx,(2),1-169,(1). Illustrated with drawings by Susan LeVan in the text. 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers, with blue & brown lettering to white spine.
Toy 3925, see Morris & Howland p.105.
Reese Palley (b. January 26, 1922, Atlantic City - d. June 3, 2015, Philadelphia).
The distilled experience and outlook of a retired art dealer turned full-time cruising sailor.
"'Shed cares, shed guilt, shed banks and accountants and doctors and most of all shed the damned lawyers. Shed the devious accents of land. Shed indenture, shed aches and pains. Shed embarrassment of flab and then shed the flab itself. Then shed your clothes. Then, finally, they will allow you back into Eden.
"Unlikely Passage is a sailor's manifesto. Palley gave up a successfull career as an art dealer while in his late 50s and embraced retirement with a vengeance. He sailed away in his ship Unlikely and circled the globe. In doing so, he created his own universe-a small boat in a large ocean. Through a series of humorous anecdotes and illustrations, insightful observations, and practical information, Palley expounds his unique sailing philosophy. " - from the cover.
Prologue: An Encouragement of Ancients.
1. Accidental Delights;
2. Love And Sex On A Sailboat;
4. Let My People Sail;
5. Terror And Promise;
7. Picking A Crew ;
8. Playing God ;
9. Wives and Lovers;
10. Wheedling, Or, As Long As You Are Going Below Anyway, Would You Mind Building the Taj Mahal?;
12. Sea Change ;
13. Total Cleansing ;
14. Nothing To Wear;
15. Children Afloat;
16. Simulating Death ;
17. The Night Betty Dumped On My Persian Rug ;
18. Sailing Around For Free ;
19. Multum In Parvo ;
20. The Nautical Nation;
21. An Epitome Of Sailorly Stuff.
Old Urg's Secret
Approach - Advance In Nautical Alimentation
How To Sleep On A Sailboat
A Zennish Look At Sailing.
Epilogue : Angels In The Rigging.
Gift inscription, crease to front cover, else very good 14.00