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A View From The Bridge (Signed By The Author) by  Arthur Miller - Signed First Edition - 1957 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: biblio116)

A View From The Bridge (Signed By The Author)

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A View From The Bridge (Signed By The Author)

by Miller, Arthur

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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The First UK printing published by Cresset Press in 1957.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.Mild offsetting to the end papers with a little spotting to the text block.Red cloth clean with sharp corners and bright gilt lettering.Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings.The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.A little edge wear to the spine ends with a little rubbing at the rear upper spine fold.Small closed tear to the front upper spine fold.Colouring to the spine remains bright.Rear cover remains remarkably clean for its age.The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover.The book has been SIGNED by Arthur Miller to the half title (as was his custom). A View from the Bridge is a play by Pulitzer Prize winning american playwright Arthur Miller, first staged on September 29, 1955 as a one-act verse drama with A Memory of Two Mondays at the Coronet Theatre on Broadway. The play was unsuccessful and Miller subsequently revised the play to contain two acts; this version is the one with which audiences are most familiar today.The two-act version premièred in the New Watergate theatre club in London's West End under the direction of Peter Brook on October 11, 1956. The play is set in 1950s America, in an Italian American neighborhood near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. It employs a chorus and narrator in the character of Alfieri. Eddie, the tragic protagonist, has an improper love of, and almost obsession with, Catherine.Miller's interest in writing about the world of the New York docks originated with an unproduced screenplay that he developed with Elia Kazan in the early 1950s (entitled The Hook) that addressed corruption on the Brooklyn docks.Kazan later directed 'On the Waterfront', which dealt with the same subject.Miller said that he heard the basic account that developed into the plot of 'A View from the Bridge' from a lawyer who worked with longshoremen, who related it to him as a true story.The 2015 London revival of this play landed two Laurence Olivier Awards and a transfer to Broadway.Very scarce to find as a signed title.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
biblio116
Title
A View From The Bridge (Signed By The Author)
Author
Miller, Arthur
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Cresset Place
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1957
Keywords
Plays, Olivier, View, Bridge, Pulitzer, Miller,

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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : les@ashtonrarebooks.com if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.

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spine
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text block
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fine
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