Octavo, xi, , 280pp. Blue cloth, title printed on spine, illustrations on covers. Uncut outer edges. Stated “tenth printing” on copyright page. Frontispiece portrait opposite title page. In publishers dust jacket, $4.00 on front flap, wear at edges, some loss at spine, bright illustrations. Inscribed by author and aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky to Frank Sinatra. Inscription reads: “To Frank Sinatra / With kindest personal regards of I. Sikorsky / Feb. 7 1963.” Provenance: Includes the auction tags from Sotheby’s. From the archives of Igor Sikorsky is a letter from Frank Sinatra thanking him for the book, dated February 28, 1963.
Comments: Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) was an actor, singer, producer and political supporter. He is considered by many to be the “greatest singer of the 20th Century.” In 2018, Sotheby’s auctioned off part of the estate of Frank Sinatra’s wife, Barbara Sinatra. This collection included numerous pieces from their homes in Los Angeles, Malibu and Palm Springs. Igor Sikorsky was an aviation pioneer, designing fixed wing aircraft, then the first viable helicopter.