[Mandela | Nelson] Smith | Charlene


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Deluxe limited edition of Mandela by Charlene Smith, signed by Nelson Mandela and several others including the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, the former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, and the author.

Quarto, [2], 168pp. Publisher’s maroon morocco, title stamped in gilt, raised bands on spine. Full number line on copyright page, with publication information. Light shelf wear to both boards, dimple impressions on back panel. Illustrated endpapers. Custom black cloth slipcase. Includes an invitation to the Nelson Mandela tribute banquet held on September 5th, 1999, coinciding with the release of this book.

Signed on the limitation page by the author, Charlene Smith; the managing editor, Annlerie van Rooyen; the book designer Janice Evans; the former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma; the current president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.

This work is also signed by Nelson Mandela on the verso of the limitation page, dated “8/11/99.”

The only example of this signed limited edition to reach the public market.

Charlene Smith is a South African journalist and award-winning author of 14 books. She is the authorized biographer of South African president, Nelson Mandela. This work, Mandela, was released in September of 1999. The Collectors’ Edition of 100 leather-bound copies were distributed to contributors to the book. Nelson Mandela received copy #1, and the author, Charlene Smith, received this copy, #2.

Additional information

Location Published

Cape Town


Struik Publishers


Collectors' Limited Edition

Date Published





Leather bound


Near Fine


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