"But hes a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid": First Edition of Arthur Miller's Pultizer Prize-Winning Classic The Death Of A Salesman; Signed by Him
Death Of A Salesman.
Item Number: 87463
New York: The Viking Press, 1949.
First edition of the first play to win all three major drama awards upon its opening in 1949: the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Tony Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original orange cloth, pictorial endpapers. Boldly signed by Arthur Miller on the title page. Very good in a very good first issue price-clipped dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Jacket drawing by Joseph Hirsch. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
When Death Of A Salesman premiered in 1949, it was an instant success and secured Arthur Miller's place as one of the great American playwrights of the 20th century. It was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. The play premiered on Broadway in February 1949, running for 742 performances, and has been revived on Broadway four times, winning three Tony Awards for Best Revival.