Chicago: Novak, 1915. First Edition. Unbound. Quarto (4to). Very good+ condition. Item #016195
A large black & white photograph, inscribed and signed "To my dear friend Jos. Roda in kindest remembrance Robert Dolejsi Birmingham June 12, 1915." The photo measures approximately 6.5" wide by 9.5 inches tall. Dolejsi was a renowned viola player and wrote technique texts on viola playing. He performed in the Great Lakes Concert Quintet, studied with Otakar Sevcik, and was awarded the Royal State Diploma in Vienna, being only the second American to be honored with that award (at the time). The dedicatee of the photograph is Joseph Roda who was a violinist with the Chicago Grand Opera Company from 1933 to 1935. The CGOC became the Chicago City Opera Company. The photograph is identified by mark as being from Novak studio in Chicago.