London: Archibald Constable & Co., 1905.
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. Item #140940092