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HOFF, Syd. 'Twixt the Cup and the Lipton. Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill, (1962). First Printing. Pp (8),9-188. Illustrated with numerous cartoons to text, some full page. 8vo, blue cloth spine with illustrated cloth-covered boards, blue lettering to spine.
Toy 5525, Morris & Howland p 68.
Syd Hoff (b. September 4, 1912, The Bronx, New York – d. May 12, 2004, Miami Beach).
The jacket adds : Story & 40 Original Cartoons by Hoff.
Syd Hoff takes a lighthearted winsome look at all things nautical in as Syd and Dora explore the sailing life. With a glossary.
"Syd Hoff's 'Twixt the Cup and the Lipton is the seasick saga of a couple who started with a chanty and ended in a shanty after learning that the wonders of the deep are really the blunders of the sheep led astray by a salesman with the old down-to-the-sea-in-ships line.
Some people may think that woman came from Adam's rib, but Syd Hoff's scientific thesis on seafaring proves conclusively that she came from the sea. Didn't Venus rise from the waves, for heaven's sake? (And what wife isn't, or hasn't been, a Venus to some husband?) So to the sea she shall return. Man can darn well put up with returning to the dust from which he sprang - and regret that leap, once his mate (first or second) has decided they need a boat.
Come to think of it, who doesn't? J. P. Morgan had one, didn't he? And Onassis? And President Kennedy? It's a free world - at least, about half of it is. Trouble is, boats aren't free, unless you want a hollow log, and you can't show up in that at a marina.
Then, there's the question or sail or engine. But that's only the first one Syd Hoff answers in this encyclopedic guide to getting the most out of your boat—and your bank account.
Here is his salty advice on
... bail — how to do it and raise it
.. drink — how to stay out of it and get it inside you
... head — how to keep yours when all about you are running to it
... keel - how to cope with Ten Commandments, Number 6
... rigging - how to apply to checks and games
... sinking - how to distinguish "Go away, I'm _______" from "Help, I'm _______."
... tack — how to sit on one in comfort.
Plus more than one hundred helpful hints on everything naughtical from aft to zebec. Also included is a handy glossary for all who like a glass in the hand.
No one who yearns for a life on the bounding main can afford to be without this book, available in a waterproof edition as well as this one, designed for landlubbers. Long before you finish it, you'll be racing.
'Twixt the Cup and the Lipton is unreasonably sure to take its place with such classics of the sea and ships as The Pain Mutiny, The Crew'll See, and Lord Jim!" (from the dj).
Covers yellowing to edges, owner's name, else very good in price-clipped, nicked dustjacket. 15.00
Title: Twixt the Cup and the Lipton. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill, 1962,: 1962
Item: 1.00 Item
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