Four problem letters to L Collijn from Ladislav Vetešník

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Author: Vetešník, Ladislav [PSEUD Eugenie Èermáková] 1857-1949 signed

Year: 1893-1903

Publisher: Self published

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Description:

4 problem letters, envelope and business card. Letters are from 1893,1902 and two from 1903. (7" x 4 1/2") in Czech, along with Ladislav Vetešník business card and envelope for letter addressed to L collijn. Letters signed by Vetešník.

Ladislav Vetešník was a long standing contributor to Swedish chess columns, he was the great "Bohemian" composer and lived to be 92 years of age. He was born in Jizernim and later became a teacher. There he played chess with colleagues and after seeing some problem compositions in one of the local Czech chess magazines, he constructed some and one was published. In 1897 he received first prize in the tournament, "Kurijer Warszawski" (20 rubles) and the same year had several compositions published in Berliner Schachzeitung. After winning a number of composition prizes, A C White sent him one of his series for Christmas and was asked to send a number of his composition for publication.

Condition:

Envelope cut to remove stamp, fold in middle of leaf to make up four writing pages, folds form mailing in letters else a very good set.