FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS: An Opera to be Sung [by American composer Virgil Thomson]. Introduction by Carl Van Vechten. Signed. Virgil Thompson, Gertrude Stein.

FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS: An Opera to be Sung [by American composer Virgil Thomson]. Introduction by Carl Van Vechten. Signed.

New York: Random House, 1934.

1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed. [Thompson, Virgil] Stein, Gertrude. FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS: An Opera to be Sung [by American composer Virgil Thomson]. Introduction by Carl Van Vechten. Signed. New York: Random House, 1934. 8vo., 57pp., gilt lettered black cloth. Hardcover. First Edition. Wilson A21a. Stated "First Printing, February 1934". An essentially fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. A one page Virgil Thompson ALS, dated 29 April, 1968 on his letterhead tipped to the front pastedown. "Dear Nick / I never did find among my things a treble piece for you to publish though there may still be something there if I look hard when I go back to New York, May 15. I've been in residence here opening at Trinity College, and liking it. May 20th, I am going to Elizabeth, New Jersey to hear 4 Saint produced [believe it or not] by a 6th grade class. If it's not too late for your treble book, send me a postcard. I should love to be in it. / Best and ever warmly / Virgil Thompson. In fine condition.

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