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SA Auction #96 begins on 20 Jan 2022

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Hosten, Edwards, Nathan & Bosman:

INTRODUCTION TO SOUTH AFRICAN LAW AND LEGAL HISTORY (Nelson Mandela’s copy from Pollsmoor Prison).

Published: Butterworth Publishers (Pty) Ltd., Durban & Pretoria, 1983 & 1984

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948 pages, original laminated boards, first published in 1977, revised and reprinted in 1983, signed on the title page, ‘N.R.Mandela, Pollsmoor Maximum Prison, 14 January 1987.’


SUPPLEMENT, 68 pages, bound in light card covers, published in 1984, signed  ‘N.R. Mandela’ at the top of the front cover.

Mr Mandela was transferred from Robben Island to Pollsmoor Prison in April 1982. In December 1988 he was moved to Victor Verster Prison near Paarl.

This book is from a small collection of books given to Priscilla Jana, by Mr Mandela upon his release from prison in 1990.

Priscilla Jana, well-known human rights lawyer, represented Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Archbishop Tutu and others. She was elected to Parliament in 2004 and served as Deputy Chair of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Affairs and was a member of the Law Commission on Security Legislation. She was appointed South African Ambassador to the Netherlands in 2001 and to Ireland in 2005.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo (245 x 155 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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