First Edition of Chained Together:: Mandela, De Klerk, and the Struggle to Remake South Africa; Signed by Both Nobel Laureates
Chained Together: Mandela, de Klerk, and the Struggle to Remake South Africa.
Ottaway, David (Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk).$2,500.00
Item Number: 97643
New York: Times Books/ Random House, 1993.
First edition of the first account of the unlikely political relationship between Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by both Mandela and de Klerk, “Hurray To David Ottaway, Compliments and best wishes to Claude. NMandela / 14.2.94.” Additionally signed “To Claude / F.W. deKlerk / 18.2.94.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robbin Schiff. Jacket photograph by Louise Gubb.
The seventh State President of South Africa, Frederik Willem de Klerk served as South Africa's last head of state from the era of white-minority rule and dismantled the apartheid system with the help of anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela. After serving a collective 27 years in prison, Mandela was released, by de Klerk. Both were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and their relationship was dramatized in the 1997 made-for-television drama film 'Mandela and de Klerk' starring Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine.