Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela.

  • Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite”: First British Edition of Long Walk To Freedom; Warmly Inscribed by Nelson Mandela


Item Number: 5514

London: Little, Brown and Company, 1994.

First British edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by Nelson Mandela on the title page, “To Dr. Ivan May Compliments and best wishes to a public figure who cares. Nelson Mandela 6.1.95.” The recipient was Ivan May, academician and humanitarian, who worked closely with The Nelson Mandela Foundation. He was described by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund as “a groundbreaking leader in the sphere of giving.” Inscription on the half title page, fine in a very good dust jacket.

"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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