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Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller, 1915-
Death of a Salesman: Certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem. New York: Viking Press, 1949.

Special Collections's recent acquisition of the Richard Hoffman Collection of Arthur Miller has provided the Library with an important record of the production history of Death of a Salesman. This copy of the first published edition is signed by the cast of the play and has a remarkable manuscript note by the radio soap opera writer Elaine Carrington, describing her reaction to the play on opening night.

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Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller, 1915-
Death of a Salesman: Certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem. London: The Cresset Press, 1949.

This first British edition was autographed by the cast of the London production. Rather than an illustration, the cover emphasizes the critical acclaim the play received in New York.

Richard Hoffman Collection


Arthur Miller, 1915-
Death of a Salesman. Mimeographed script dated September 1948.

This copy of the script belonged to Paul Lipson, who took over the role of Willy Loman during the New York run. The script is heavily annotated with Lipson's notes and corrections, including stage directions and dialogue substitutions.

Richard Hoffman Collection


Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller, 1915-
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.

This copy is signed by the author, the illustrator, and the printer. Painter and printmaker Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) provided a series of etched portraits for this edition. The stark simplicity of the images emphasizes the universality of the characters.

Richard Hoffman Collection


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