[AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE] PAYTON, Lew
Did Adam Sin? Also, Stories of Negro Life in Comedy Drama and Sketches
Los Angeles: by the Author, 1937. First Edition. Octavo (20cm). Pictorial card wrappers; 132pp. Very mild toning to wrapper extremities, else a tight, Fine, and remarkably well-preserved copy. Seven dramatic sketches written specifically for African-American actors. Final leaf is an advertisement for Payton's school of scriptwriting and reading. Payton (1875-1945) was a pioneering African-American actor, writer and director born in Huntington, West Virginia.