Featuring Du Bois’s In Battle For Peace (New York, 1952). First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed: “For Yolande, 1952 / W. E. B. Du Bois.” A remarkable association copy, linking father and daughter. Yolande was born in Great Barrington in 1900. From Atlanta, Du Bois wrote to her, then age seven: “But most of all I think papa misses you when he comes in and has nobody to interrupt his work.” After Yolande’s death in 1961, Du Bois insisted that she be buried at Great Barrington’s Mahaiwe Cemetery “beside her mother and the little boy.”
Also featuring Du Bois’s In Battle For Peace (New York: Masses & Mainstream, 1952). 8vo., pictorial wrappers. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed: “W. E. B. Du Bois / Paul Robeson.” A remarkable association copy, linking two of the great civil rights activists of the Twentieth Century.