COLLECTION OF LETTERS AND BOOKS SIGNED BY IGOR SIKORSKY including THE STORY OF THE WINGED-S. Igor Sikorsky.

COLLECTION OF LETTERS AND BOOKS SIGNED BY IGOR SIKORSKY including THE STORY OF THE WINGED-S

1st Edition. Hardcover. Russian-born Igor Sikorsky (1889 - 1972), who designed and flew the first viable America helicopter, Elizabeth lived in Connecticut, with houses in Bridgeport as well as Litchfield to the north. They enjoyed a social relationship with Sherman and Anne Hight, he industrialist and horseman and she, author and adventure, they both bibliophiles who had homes in Manhattan and Litchfield. The collection has two book inscribed to Anne Haight and has four items of correspondence between the Sikorskys and her, with lots of references to helicopters. Most amusing is the talk of adapting Sikorsky's helicopter for private use to make trips to and from New York easier. TLS, May 12, 1943 from Igor Sikorsky to Anne Haight on Sikorsky personal letterhead, Bridgeport, Conn. Sikorsky agrees that "commuting to Litchfield (from Manhattan) would be pleasant and convenient. I am hoping it won't be too long we can give consideration of the helicopter to the private owner" TLS, February 4, 1944, from Igor Sikorsky to Anne Haight replying to her query about "the helicopter". ALS, April 5, 1931, from Elizabeth Sikorsky to AnneHaight. A social letter informing that the Sikorsky's have bought 30 acres in Bantam not far from the Haight house in Litchfield. ALS, n.d (envelope postmarked April 13, 1951) from Elizabeth Sikorsky to Anne Haight asking if Haight, through her charity work, knew of concert venues that her young violinist son might perform at. She invites Haight to come "see the progress of helicopters at the factory. Mr. Sikorsky, being a terrific salesman.will tell you with pleasure of all the achievements." THE MESSAGE OF THE LORD'S PRAYER. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. Inscribed by Sikorsky on the ffe verso to Mrs. Haight and dated March 2, 1942. Dustjacket with large chip, else very good. THE STORY OF THE WINGED-S: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. NY: Dodd, Mead, 1939. Third printing. Inscribed and dated by Sikorsky Jan 20, 1940. Newspaper clipping about Sikorsky laid-in with attendant offsetting. Very Good / Very Good. Item #012026

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