ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES SIGNED BY NELSON MANDELA: THE FIRST DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH
MANDELA, Nelson. A Dictionary of South African English on Historical Principles. (Oxford): Oxford University Press, 1996. Folio, original blue morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, original slipcase.
Limited first edition, number 10 of only 100 copies signed by Nelson Mandela.
"Begun in 1969 during the height of the apartheid era, the dictionary records the vocabulary of English in South Africa over 300 years: from the late sixteenth to the late twentieth century. The work was completed at the end of 1994, the year of the country's first democratic elections" (Preface). This signed limited edition was produced as a gift to supporters of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.
A fine signed copy.