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Christiaan Barnard

ONE LIFE (two first edition copies inscribed by the author and world's first heart surgeon)

Published: Howard Timmins, Cape Town, 1969

Edition: First Edition

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Two inscribed first edition copies of the world renowned heart surgeon's first book. Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant on 3 December 1967.

The inscription in the first copy reads "24th Dec. 1969, to Beryl with best wishes, Christiaan Barnard".

The second copy is simply inscribed "10 Nov. 1969 Best Wishes Christiaan Barnard".

The dustcover on the first copy is worn along the edges and there are tape stains on the front and rear paste downs.

The second copy does not have a dustcover and there is evidence of tape removal on the front and rear paste downs where some paper came off when the tape was lifted.

Both copies are clean internally.

  • Jacket Condition: Fair
  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
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