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Safety In Flight

First Edition | First Printing


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Inscribed by the author to Igor Sikorsky, the first edition of Safety In Flight by Assen Jordanoff.

Octavo, ix, [2], 371pp. Silver cloth, title stamped in blue, illustration of airplane on front cover. No additional printings mentioned on copyright page. Solid text block. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $3.00 on front flap, chip to lower corner of spine, bright illustrations, a near fine example. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “To Igor Sikorsky – whose work and achievement I sincerely admire. A. Jordanoff. June 1941.” 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

New York


Funk & Wagnalls Company


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Jordanoff | Assen