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A handsome bound book, presentation copy in fine soft leather, inscribed by Ruth Allon wife of Yigal Allon, to "Mr & Mrs Harold Wilson with Best Wishes Ruth & Yigal Allon Kibbutz Ginossar 10.4.65". Wilson was heavily pro-Israel, friends with many on the Israeli left and later describing Yigal Allon as his closest friend in Israel. Allon, a major figure in the foundation of Israel and Israeli politics, served as Prime Minister for a brief period. With a note on Prime Ministerial note paper, "Oliver "A present to the P.M. by the hand of Lord Robens, lately in Israel" Derek 12/4. An excellent association from Prime Minister Harold Wilson's library. Interestingly the inscription is spelt Allon and the book uses Alon. 234 black & white and coloured illustrations, full list at rear of book. Provenance - Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of Harold & Mary Wilson - Friday 10 May 2019. Very good conditions, a few superficial marks on the binding. 234 black & white and coloured illustrations, full list at rear of book.