Brown | Aycock [Igor Sikorsky]

The Birth of Aviation

First Edition

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    First edition of The Birth of Aviation: Kitty Hawk, N.C. by Aycock Brown, inscribed to Igor Sikorsky.

    Octavo, [unpaginated]. Original wrappers, black plastic comb binding. Numerous black and white illustrations, faint foxing to illustrations. Inscribed by the author on the title page: “To Igor Sikorsky, Who did with the helicopter what the Wrights did for powered flight. Sincerely, Aycock Brown. Dec-17-1953.” 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

    Winston-Salem, NC

    Publisher

    The Collins Company

    Edition

    First Edition

    Date Published

    1953

    ISBN
    Binding

    Paper Boards

    Condition

    Near Fine

    Jacket Condition
    Author

    Brown | Aycock [Igor Sikorsky]

    Parenthetical

    [Igor Sikorsky]

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    Aycock Brown