Death of a Salesman: Certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem. Arthur Miller.
Death of a Salesman: Certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem

Death of a Salesman: Certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem

New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED by Arthur Miller on a tipped-in page. Miller's best-known play and one of the milestones of 20th-century American theatre. Directed by Elia Kazan, the play premiered at the Morosco Theatre in New York on Feb. 10, 1949, and starred Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman. It went on to win the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1949 Tony Award for Best Play. 8vo, 139 pages. A Very Good copy of the First Edition, First Printing in a Very Good, unclipped first-issue dust jacket. The book and jacket contain these generally recognized first-issue points, some of which are listed in the Ahearns' Author Price Guides: Copyright page states "Published by the Viking Press, Inc. in March 1949" at the top and "Printed in U.S.A. by American Book-Stratford Press, Inc., New York" at the bottom. Copyright date of 1949 on the title page. First-issue dust-jacket points: priced at $2.50, Miller photo to the rear flap, the "S" in "SALESMAN" touches the arm of the salesman on the front panel, and there's no mention of the New York Drama Critics Circle award. The book slightly askew, spine lightly sunned, with some fading at the board and spine extremities, some light spots to the topstain, previous owner's bookplate to the front free end paper and gift inscription to the half title. Jacket edges rubbed, spine ends and flap corner folds lightly chipped, short split with a tiny hole near the center of the spine's left edge where it folds to the rear panel, some soiling to the flaps. SIGNED by Arthur Miller on a tipped-in page following the original illustrated front end papers. Signed copies in the first state dust jacket are scarce. SCARCE signed. Item #896

Price: $1,875.00

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