The Illustrated Long Walk to Freedom

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    85th Birthday Edition. Signed by Author

    27cm x 22.5cm. 208 pages, colour illustrations. Full brown leather, gilt lettering, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers.

    Signed and numbered illustrated edition, specially produced by Chinthurst Fine books to celebrate the 85th birthday of Nelson Mandela on the 18th of July, 2003. Bound in full brown morocco by monastically trained bookbinders at Abbey Bookbindery in Surrey, England, with a matching clamshell presentation case containing a drawer of 4 signed lithographed photographic prints on art paper by South African photographer Grant Warren. The prints show views of Robben Island produced from a 2002 trip by Warren and Mandela where Mandela drew a series of sketches related to his political imprisonment there and later exhibited by Belgravia Gallery. An intended production of 950 numbered copies, only 250 were produced, of which this is number 74. This copy also includes 12 postcards produced by Touch Galleries Sydney reproducing Mandela’s sketches and quotes as well as the Touch Galleries catalogue for an exhibition of Mandela lithographs and this limited edition book.

    Verso of the print of Table Mountain foxed, minor to recto of other prints. The book is practically fine, with only the most minimal (a single small dot) of foxing to verso of free endpaper and front flyleaf. Near Fine Condition.

    $4,500.00 AUD

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