New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1930.
Hardcover. Large paper edition. Quarto. Illustrated by Robert Edmond Jones. Modest wear at the extremities, light toning on the boards, else near fine with the usually faded spine unfaded, lacking the cardboard slipcase. One of 550 numbered copies Signed by both Connelly and Jones. The uncommon large paper edition of this play, a musical comedy based on white novelist Roark Bradford's *Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun*, a retelling of Old Testament stories based on the beliefs of Southern African-Americans, and which featured a large cast of African-Americans during its celebrated New York run. Described by Bruce Kellner in *The Harlem Renaissance: A Historical Dictionary* as "one white writer's version of another white writer's version of one black preacher's version of religion," it nevertheless was well written and enjoyed enormous popularity, winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama and running for several years. Despite opposition from Southern theatre owners, Warner Brothers produced an entertaining and successful 1936 film version directed by Connelly, with Rex Ingram as "De Lawd."