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The Souls of Black Folk by  W. E. B Du Bois - Signed First Edition - 1905 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140940092)

The Souls of Black Folk

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The Souls of Black Folk

by Du Bois, W. E. B

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London: Archibald Constable & Co, 1905. First British Edition. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Signed by W.E.B. Du Bois on the front free endpaper. Bound in publisher's black cloth ruled in blind and lettered in gilt on the spine. Very Good with gouge to spine affecting title, rubbing to cloth at extremities. Toning to pages, with foxing at preliminary and terminal leaves and light offsetting to front and rear free endpapers. A seminal work in the history of sociology and a cornerstone of African American literature, in which Du Bois discusses "double consciousness"--the idea that African Americans have two fields of vision, one how they see themselves, and the other how others view them.


The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work of American literature by W. E. B. Du Bois. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Du Bois drew from his own experiences to develop this groundbreaking work on being African American in American society.


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The Souls of Black Folk
Du Bois, W. E. B
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First British Edition
Archibald Constable & Co
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Harlem Renaissance, Black History, African American, BLM
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Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.


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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
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Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...[more]

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