Item #05738 Death of a Salesman. Arthur MILLER, Leonard BASKIN, LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB.
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

New York City: The Limited Editions Club, 1949. Item #05738

One of Fifteen Hundred Copies Signed By Arthur Miller and Leonard Baskin

MILLER, Arthur. Death of a Salesman. Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem. With five etchings by Leonard Baskin. New York City: The Limited Editions Club, [1984].

Limited to 1,500 copies signed by the author and the illlustrator (this being no. 1324).

Quarto (10 1/2 x 8 inches; 267 x 203 mm.). [viii], [1]-164, [165, verso blank], [colophon leaf signed in pencil by Arthur Miller and Leonard Baskin, verso blank] pp.]

Publisher's full brown morocco [by Gray Parrot Incorporated], smooth spine lettered in gilt. A fine copy in the publisher's gray board slipcase. Loosely inserted is the monthly newsletter for December 1984.

"This book was Designed by Ben Shiff… set in American and English Monotype Bulmer by Dan Carr and Julia Ferrarie at Golgonooza Letter Foundry. The text was printed by Daniel Kelcher at the Wild Carrot Letterpress. The etchings were printed by Bruce Chandler at The Heron Press… Bound by Gray Parrot Incorporated." (Colophon).

Death of a Salesman is a 1949 stage play written by the American playwright Arthur Miller. The play premiered on Broadway in February 1949, running for 742 performances. It is a two-act tragedy set in late 1940s Brooklyn told through a montage of memories, dreams, and arguments of the protagonist Willy Loman, a travelling salesman who is despondent with his life and appears to be slipping into senility. The play addresses a variety of themes, such as the American Dream, the anatomy of truth, and infidelity. It won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. It is considered by some critics to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century. The play was selected as one of the best plays of 1948–1949, with an excerpted version published in The Burns Mantle Best Plays of 1948–1949.

Arthur Asher Miller (1915 -2005) was an American playwright, essayist and screenwriter in the 20th-century American theater. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), and A View from the Bridge (1955). He wrote several screenplays, including The Misfits (1961). The drama Death of a Salesman is considered one of the best American plays of the 20th century.

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