Long Walk to Freedom - true first edition, signed by Nelson Mandela.
The rare South African (the true first) edition of Nelson Mandela's classic autobiography, that has gone on to sell over six million copies worldwide, made all the rarer signed by Mandela himself.
'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). It is the basis for the film titled Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom directed by Justin Chadwick, written by William Nicholson, produced by Anant Singh and starring Idris Elba.
First edition (the true first), first impression, A fine copy in like dust-jacket. Signed by Nelson Mandela. The best a collector can get and the true first editon.
Published by MacDonald Purnell, South Africa, 1994.