Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Typed letter signed ("Boris Sergievsky") to ("Whom it May Concern") by  Boris (World War Two Aviation) Sergievsky - 1942 - from James Cummins Bookseller (SKU: 313964)

Typed letter signed ("Boris Sergievsky") to ("Whom it May Concern")

Click for full-size.

Typed letter signed ("Boris Sergievsky") to ("Whom it May Concern")

by (World War Two Aviation) Sergievsky, Boris

  • Used
Condition
Old folds, lower right hand corner chipped not affecting text or signature, otherwise a fine letter with a bold, clear signature
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
New York, New York
Item Price
$200.00
Or just $180.00 with a
Bibliophiles Club Membership
$12.00 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 3 to 6 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

New York, 1942. 1p. on Sergievsky's personal letterhead. 8vo. Old folds, lower right hand corner chipped not affecting text or signature, otherwise a fine letter with a bold, clear signature. 1p. on Sergievsky's personal letterhead. 8vo. A letter written by the renowned Russian ace and world record setting Sikorsky test pilot, on behalf of Danish-born ballet and Broadway dancer, Paul Haakon, considered by many to be one of greatest ballet dancers of the 20th century.

Reading in part: "I have known Paul Haakon Longreen for over sixteen years. In the theatrical profession he is known under the name of Paul Haakon. It is very well known that he is one of the best dancers in the world. He gave up his dancing recently to become a flying instructor, purely to serve his country... I sincerely believe that anything which could be done to facilitate his joining the United States Army Air Force reserve would benefit our war effort."

Despite Sergievsky's recommendation in our letter, it seems Haakon never became a combat pilot during WWII, and instead toured as an entertainer with the United Service Organizations. He died in New York, in 1992.

Reviews

Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win !

(Log in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
313964
Title
Typed letter signed ("Boris Sergievsky") to ("Whom it May Concern")
Author
(World War Two Aviation) Sergievsky, Boris
Format/binding
1p. on Sergievsky's personal letterhead. 8vo
Book condition
Used - Old folds, lower right hand corner chipped not affecting text or signature, otherwise a fine letter with a bold, clear signature
Quantity-available
1
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1942
Keywords
Dance | Russian
Bookseller catalogs
History, Travel & Geography;

Terms of Sale

James Cummins Bookseller

All items, as usual, are guaranteed as described and are returnable within 30 days if not as described. Within the United States, all books are shipped UPS unless otherwise requested (please provide a street address). Overseas orders should specify shipping preference. All postage is extra. New clients are requested to send remittance with your orders. Libraries may apply for deferred billing. All New York and New Jersey residents must add the appropriate sales tax. We accept American Express, Master Card, and Visa. All items are subject to prior sale; prices are subject to change.

About the Seller

James Cummins Bookseller

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since 2009
New York, New York
Ask Seller a Question

About James Cummins Bookseller

Founded in 1978 by James Cummins, the firm has grown to include two New Jersey locations as well as the main store at 699 Madison Avenue (between 62nd and 63rd Streets) in New York City.Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (During July & August, until 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.)The Madison Avenue store is a seventh-floor oasis for book-lovers, a quiet and pleasantly furnished book room with a carefully chosen, expertly catalogued and broad-based selection of fine and rare books, autographs, manuscripts, and works of art. We have built notable private collections for American and international clients. Our stock is always changing, and our steady input from private buying and public auctions assures our clients of new surprises (and temptations!) at each visit. Our stock covers a wide range of collecting interests, with particular emphasis in the following fields: British and American Literature, Sporting Books, Private Press and Illustrated Books, 19th-Century Color Plate Books, Americana, Travel, Sets and Fine Bindings, History, and Authors' Manuscripts and Letters. Our catalogued inventory exceeds 50,000 titles, much of which can be searched on the internet. In addition, our New Jersey warehouse contains over 400,000 books in all subject areas. We might have the books you're looking for.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
tracking-