Thomson, Virgil (American, 1896-1989. THE MOTHER OF US ALL. Music Press, NY, 1947. Quarto, cloth, 157pp. The limited edition of 55 copies on special paper, signed on the colophon page by Thomson and numbered 47, of the score for the opera by Thomson and Gertrude Stein. This copy is complete with the three signed original photogrpahs by Carl Van Vechten, in a separate envelope (one each of Stein, Thomson, and two of the cast members) each on a mount and each with a label signed by Van Vechten. (The regular edition of 1000 is unsighed, and without the Van Vechten photos). The book Very Good or better, with barely bumped corners and very light soiling of the cloth, the photos and signature labels fine, except for evidence of old adhesive to the versos of the Thomson and Stein, not affecting the images or the rectos of the mounts. The signed limited edition with the photos present is Rare.
THE MOTHER OF US ALL - AN OPERA - MUSIC BY VIRGIL THOMSON - TEXT BY GERTRUDE STEIN.