Rickenbacker | Captain Eddie V.

Fighting The Flying Circus

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    Inscribed to the son of Igor Sikorsky, Nickolai Sikorsky, Fighting The Flying Circus, by Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker.

    Octavo, 296pp. Black cloth, title in silver on spine. First edition, second printing, lacking the first edition statement on copyright page. A fine example, solid text block. In the publisher’s fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “To my young friend, ‘Nickolai Sikorsky,’ Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker. 1918/1966.” Provenance: From the estate of Susana and Nickolai Sikorsky, the son and daughter-in-law of Igor Sikorsky. Estate sale in West Hartford, CT, May 2021.

    Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972) was a Russian-American aviation pioneer, best known for the development of the first viable helicopter. Early in his career in Russia, Sikorsky was successful in designing fixed-wing aircraft. Moving to the United States in 1919, he eventually founded the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. In the 1930s, the Sikorsky Corporation developed the first flying boats for Pan American Airways to allow for ocean-crossing flights. His most notable achievement came in 1939 with the development of the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, the first viable helicopter.

    Additional information

    Location Published

    Garden City

    Publisher

    Doubleday & Company, Inc.

    Edition

    First Edition, Second Printing

    Date Published

    1965

    ISBN
    Binding

    Cloth

    Condition

    Fine

    Jacket Condition

    Fine

    Author

    Rickenbacker | Captain Eddie V.

    Author Display

    Captain Eddie V. Rickenbacker