"A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind." First British Edition of Long Walk To Freedom, Signed and Dated by Nelson Mandela

  • Long Walk To Freedom

Long Walk To Freedom.

Item Number: 3100

London: Little Brown, 1994.

First British edition. Octavo. Signed and dated by the author in the year of publication, “Compliments and best wishes Nelson Mandela 12.3.94.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

"The Nelson Mandela who emerges from his memoir is considerably more human than the icon of legend Mandela is, on the evidence of his amazing life, neither a messiah nor a moralist nor really a revolutionary but a pragmatist to the core, a shrewd balancer of honor and interests. He is, to use a word unhappily fallen into disrepute, a politician, though one distinguished from lesser practitioners of his calling mainly by his unwavering faith in his ultimate objective, ending white minority rule" (New York Times).