Revised second edition, one of 5,000 copies printed. Signed and inscribed by Gandhi's second son, Manilal Gandhi (1892-1956). Publisher's original quarter grey cloth over pale blue paper-covered boards with titles in black to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with a dent causing a little loss to the head of the lower board and a small mark to the foot. The contents with a few minor pencil annotations to a handful of pages are otherwise in very good order and clean throughout. Complete with the very good dustwrapper which has a cup-ring mark to the front panel, a minor chip to the head of the rear panel and rear flap, a little wear to the spine ends and a small splash mark to the rear cover. Not price-clipped.
Signed and inscribed by Manilal Gandhi in blue ink to the front free endpaper: "The Rev. Canon Collins / In memory of your very kind visit to / Phoenix / from Manilal Gandhi / 20-6-54". Manilal Gandhi spent most of his life in South Africa, editing 'Indian Opinion' from 1920 until his death in 1956. Established in 1904 by his father, Mohandas Gandhi, the newspaper served as a significant tool in the fight against racial discrimination and for the civil rights of the Indian community in South Africa. In the present work, first published in 1928, Gandhi provides an account of his experiences in South Africa, revealing it to have been a highly formative period which influenced his later work for the Indian independence movement and fundamentally shaped the development of his own particular philosophy of non-violent resistance, Satyagraha. The recipient of the present copy, Canon Collins (Lewis John Collins, 1905-1982), was an Anglican clergyman who devoted his life to a variety of social justice, anti-racist, and pacifist movements. He was one of the founders of the global anti-poverty charity 'War on Want', and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). A formidable opponent of Apartheid in South Africa, he was a significant figure in the organisation of campaigns to boycott the Apartheid regime as well as to provide support for those who resisted it. Perhaps most notably, he formed the 'Defence Aid Fund for Southern Africa', which raised £75,000 to help defend the 156 people, including Nelson Mandela, arrested for treason during the notorious 'Treason Trial' of 1956. A wonderful association copy, indicating the continued influence of Gandhi's ideals on the ongoing struggle against colonial and racial oppression in South Africa.
Stock code: 19744