Thirteenth Large Edition stated at lower front jacket panel, no statement at copyright page. This copy inscribed and signed by Richard B. Harrison who portrayed 'De Lawd' in the original Broadway production and listed in the book. Harrison, (1864–1935) became extremely well-known after playing "De Lawd" in more than 1,650 performances, which opened on Broadway in 1930. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Amusing and sensitive play portraying scenes from the Old Testament as seen through the eyes of a young African American child in the Depression-era South. Adapted from "Ol' Man Adam and His Chillun," a collection of short stories by Roark Bradford. Author later collaborated with William Keighley in the direction of a Hollywood film adaptation of the play made in 1936, starring Rex Ingram as "De Lawd," and later adapted twice for television in 1957 and 1959. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket.