The Souls of Black Folk. Essays and Sketches. Printed music within text.
“It is one of the note worthy books not merely of the period but of the epoch.”
An unusually fine copy of Du Bois’s landmark work in which his prophecy is presented: that the problem of the 20th century is that of the color line.
Blockson 101: “Du Bois who for decades was recognized as an unusual and highly gifted author was the father of the Black Renaissance. For more than a half century, until his death in 1963, Du Bois occupied a pre-eminent position in Afro-American life and letters as historian, novelist, poet, critic, sociologist and visionary organizer whose work was of inter national significance. Souls Of Black Folk was written beautifully in a style which Du Bois labored to perfect. It is one of the note worthy books not merely of the period but of the epoch. The monumental work was the opening salvo in the struggle that has dominated the century for black and white Americans: the quest for dignity, justice and equality. Souls of Black Folk has an eloquent purpose. Every page is filled with spirituality and with spontaneity.”
Du Bois’s collection of 14 essays—each accompanied by a musical quotation from an African-American spiritual or “Sorrow Song”—includes such titles as “Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others,” “Of the Black Belt,” and “Of the Sons of Master and Man.”
Description: The Souls of Black Folk. Essays and Sketches. Printed music within text.
viii, [ii], 264,  pp. 8vo. Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co, 1903. First Edition. Publisher’s black ribbed cloth, titled in gilt. Touch of wear to extremities else an exceptional copy. Contemporary publisher’s advertisement/bookmark laid in.
Brignano 486. LCP, Afro-Americana 3286. Blockson 101, #52. Partington 2333. 4bcjd1 333022 9han9