New York: Penguin Books, 1984. first Thus. softcover. Near fine. Item #2211009
An extraordinary copy of this first edition thus, the first printing featuring a cover photograph of Dustin Hoffman appearing in a 1985 made-for-television production of this classic. This copy is inscribed to Granville Ames, an actor in the cast, by the author, the director and other actors in the production, including Dustin Hoffman, who has written "Thank you Granville for helping to make this experience unique, Dustin Hoffman." Also signed by Arthur Miller and signed and dated by John Malkovich, which was the part for which Mr. Ames was the understudy. The production was nominated for 10 Emmys and four Golden Globes, and won three Emmys and one Golden Globe. Included is a handwritten note from the actor, Granville Ames, describing how he obtained this book and the signatures during the winter of 1985, when he was on the set every day, and he writes, so was Arthur Miller.