New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1928. First Edition. The second of five historical novels by Du Bois (1868-1963), set between 1923-27, following the protagonist - a Black student studying to be an obstetrician - from his exile in Germany to his return home in Virginia. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth, with titling and pictorial elements stamped in orange on spine and front cover; [viii],,3-311,pp. Modest shelfwear, spine-sunned, with some scattered soil to exterior, and softening to corners; gentle bump to upper right edge of textblock; contents clean; Very Good, lacking the scarce pictorial dustjacket.