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Mandela, Nelson) Silva, Penny, et al., editors
A Dictionary of South African English on Historical Principles
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. Number 45 of 100 copies, signed by Mandela on the title page. 825 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Publisher's morocco stamped in gilt, marbled endpapers, slipcase. Fine. Number 45 of 100 copies, signed by Mandela on the title page. 825 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Signed by Mandela. Limited edition, one of 100 copies signed by Nelson Mandela as the founder and chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. "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).
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]

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