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Fishing with Hemingway and Glassell

Farrington, S. Kip

Published by D. McKay Company, Inc, New York, 1971
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ix, [1], 118 p. illus., maps (on lining papers), ports. 21 cm. Kip Farrington's twenty-first book about fishing for the big ones in the Caribbean with Ernest Hemingway and Alfred Glassell. From a newspaper obituary available on-line: "S. Kip Farrington Jr., a one-time stockbroker who gave up a career on Wall Street to become one of the world's leading sports fisherman and also wrote widely on fishing and other subjects, Southampton (L.I. ) Hospital. He was 78 years old and lived in East Hampton. Mr. Farrington set numerous deep-sea fishing records, wrote 21 books, and served as saltwater editor of Field & Stream magazine from 1937 to 1972. Throughout that period, he maintained a position with the Kelly Nason public relations agency. He founded and for years supervised the international Tuna Cup competition off Nova Scotia, played amateur hockey until his 60's.[He].produced many titles including ''Fishing with Hemingway and Glassell, '' an account of the pursuit of big game fish by his friends Ernest Hemingway and Alfred Glassell.A native of Orange, N.J., Mr. Farrington joined his family's brokerage firm at the age of 16 and became a partner at 21, but when his family moved to East Hampton in the 1920's, he became enchanted with deep-sea fishing and decided to devote himself to sports. It was also in East Hampton that he met Sara Houston Chisholm, whom he married in 1934 and who was his frequent fishing companion. Mr. Farrington's major catch was a 1, 135-pound black marlin landed in 1952 off the coast of Peru, for a time the heaviest game fish landed by rod and reel. He seemed far prouder, however, of a record set by his wife, who was the first woman to land a broadbill swordfish, a 584-pound giant, drawing a cable of congratulations from Hemingway: ''Perfection. The real record is to catch the first one, because if you catch the biggest fish, someone eventually is going to catch a bigger one. ''" From Wikipedia: "Alfred C. Glassell Jr., a renaissance man and philanthropist equally at home in the fields of energy, art and sport fishing, died Wednesday after an extended illness. He was 95. Glassell was a pioneer in the energy industry and a guiding light for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as multiple other cultural and educational organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution. One of his proudest accomplishments, however, was catching a record-setting 1, 560-pound black marlin off the coast of Peru in 1953. It remains the largest marlin ever caught. Locally, art lovers will remember Glassell for his decades of service to Houston's fine-arts museum. First elected to the board of trustees in 1970, he became its chairman in 1990. "He started collecting art in his 30s and just gave it away, " museum director Peter C. Marzio said. "How many people will do that? " Glassell's passion for art was inspired by his world travels. He collected West African gold such as personal adornments and ceremonial regalia and gave it to the MFAH. The Alfred C. Glassell Collection of African Gold, as it is known, occupies its own galleries in the MFAH's Caroline Wiess Law Building. MFAH curator Frances Marzio said Glassell assembled the greatest collection of African gold in the world. Portions of the renowned collection have been borrowed by museums across the globe, including the Pushkin in Moscow. He was also an early contributor and supporter of the Museum of African Art that is a part of the Smithsonian." Good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Cover has some wear and soiling. Bookseller Inventory # 67884

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Title: Fishing with Hemingway and Glassell

Publisher: D. McKay Company, Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Minor, Wendell (frontis illustrator)

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Presumed first edition/first printing.

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