"I Was Not Born With A Hunger To Be Free. I Was Born Free": First South African Edition Of Long Walk To Freedom, Signed and Dated By Nelson Mandela
Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela.
Item Number: 1695
South Africa: Macdonald Purnell, 1994.
First South African and true first edition of the moral leader’s autobiography that has went on to sell more than six million copies. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed and dated by Nelson Mandela in New York in 2005. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear.
"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).
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