GANDHI, Gopalkrishna, and E. S. REDDY [editors]. Gandhi and South Africa. 1914-1948. Ahmedabad, Navajivan Publishing House, .
8vo. Original illustrated boards with illustrated dust-wrappers, map endpapers in black and blue; pp. xxvii, 475; near fine.
Very rare first edition, one of 1000 copies produced. Although Gandhi left South Africa in 1914, he remained very interested and involved in South African racial and social politics. 'It was in South Africa that Gandhiji formulated the concept and practice of satyagraha. It was in South Africa that his attitude to the social problem of India crystallized' (p. v). These writings of Gandhi, sometimes from very hard to trace printed sources, are prefaced by Trevor Huddleston. He writes that the book 'appears at precisely the right moment in the history of the struggle against the institutional racism know as 'apardheid' … Here for the fist time the true significance of Mohandas Gandhi's sojourn in South Africa has been spelt out' (p. iii).
COPAC locates copies only at SOAS, Oxford, and University of Edinburgh; not in the British Library.