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William Shakespeare

By: A L Rowse

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1963

Inscription: For Harold Wilson for holiday reading in the Scill

Seller ID: 82165

Condition: Very good


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. October 1963 reprint in a dust jacket. Inscribed on the endpaper "For Harold Wilson for holiday reading in the Scillies Oxford Eecaenia 1965 From ALR". (Encaenia is the ceremony at which the University of Oxford awards honorary degrees to distinguished men and women and commemorates its benefactors. It is held annually on the Wednesday of the ninth week during Trinity Term). Inscribed on the title page "A L Rowse Oxford June 1965". Contains 22 illustrations. The book is in good condition, tightly bound, pages browning but clean and free of markin... View more info

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Before Your Very Eyes

By: Arthur Askey

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London, Woburn Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: To Mrs Wilson In case, you miss an episode on the

Seller ID: 82169

Condition: Very good


From The Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. Inscribed "To Mrs Wilson In case you miss an episode on the radio - force yourself to read this. And please thank the P.M. for asking me to the party last night. Much enjoyed by "Big-hearted" Author Arthur Askey 1975". A nice Liverpool connection between one of the most famous comedians of the 20th century and one of the better regarded Prime Ministers. First edition in a dust jacket. The book is tightly bound. The dust-jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear, light fading/sunning on spine and rear. Internally the book is clean, free of markings ... View more info

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Seven Ages An autobiography 1888-1927

By: Basil Dean

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82221

Condition: Very good


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket. Signed by the author in the year of publication. Numerous monograph illustrations. The book is in good condition, tightly bound. The dust jacket is complete, unclipped. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Maryannery Mrs Lincoln & Mrs Disraeli

By: D H Elletson

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82175


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Inscribed "Mr Harold Wilson With the compliments of The Author February 1963". First edition in a dust jacket, illustrated. The book is tightly bound. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. The dust jacket is complete, scuffed and creased along the edges: unclipped. View more info

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Emma Darwin The Inspirational Wife of a Genius

By: Edna Healey

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Headline Book Publishing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82241


First edition in a dust jacket, illustrated. Inscribed "To Mary with all good wishes and admiration and affection Ebna Healy". A nice association indicating the lasting friendship between Denis Healey's wife and Mary Wilson. Also included is a letter from Lady Healey together with a photograph of the two women. Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of Harold & Mary Wilson - Friday 10 May 2019. The book is in very good condition, tightly bound and free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Boy In The Bath or How to Work on 13 Newspapers and Survive

By: Eric Price

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Bristol, Abson Books: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82156


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed "To Mary Wilson, with every good wish from Eric Price 19 April 1983". The book is tightly bound. Dust jacket is complete, scuffed and creased and extremities; unclipped showing £7.95. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Robert Louis Stevenson

By: G K Chesterton

Price: £46.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81661


First edition in a dust jacket, 259 pages. The book is tightly bound. Dust jacket is complete, scuffed and creased along the edges, lightly foxed back and front, spine is sunned/faded and foxed. The endpapers are slightly browned, previous owner's name and date on endpaper. The text block is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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The Great Paternalist Titus Salt & The Growth of Nineteeth-Century Bradford

By: Jack Reynolds

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Maurice Temple Smith: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82204


First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed " with best wishes Jack Reynolds December 1983". Includes a House of Lords postcard indicating that Wilson had parcels to collect. Jack Reynolds was an historian with an interest in the Labour Movement. Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of Harold & Mary Wilson - Friday 10 May 2019. The book is tightly bound. Dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Peace and War The Memories of an Octogenarian

By: Jean Redcliffe-Maud

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Cirencester, Englang Publishing: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82196


First edition paperback. Inscribed "to Harold & Mary with love Jean". She was a professional pianist; married to John Maud who produced the Maud Report for which he received a life peerage in 1967. Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of Harold & Mary Wilson - Friday 10 May 2019. The book is in very good condition, tightly bound. Worn at extremities; internally clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Maxwell

By: Joe Haines

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, MacDonald: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82168


First edition in a dust jacket. Presented to Mary Wilson at a Gala Dinner and Dance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pergamon Press and the 65th Birthday of its Founder Robert Maxwell. The book contains the invitation to the dance and a label on the endpapers presenting the book to Mary Wilson. The book also contains an invitation to a Gala Dinner and Dance to celebrate Bob and Betty Maxwell's 40th Wedding Anniversary at Headington Hill Hall, Oxford Friday, 7 June 1985. Most interestingly also included are the notes made by Harold Wilson on House of Lords Notepaper of a speech To Bob in wh... View more info

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We Blew, and they were shattered The Life and Music of RMB X1522

By: Joffre Swales

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Haverfordwest, Singing Saw Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82152


First edition in a dust jacket. From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson, inscribed to "Lord Wilson with all best wishes Joffre". The book is tightly bound. The edges are clean. Dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear, light fading on spine; unclipped showing £9.95. View more info

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Heroes and Contemporaries

By: Jonathan Aitken

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Continuum: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: To Mary With gratitude for your great help the cha

Seller ID: 82166

Condition: Very good


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket. A very nice association copy inscribed to Mary Wilson, "To Mary With gratitude for your great help the chapter on Harold And much love from Jonathan". The book includes chapters on Lord Beaverbrook, Winston Churchill, Randolph Churchill, Lord Longford, Harold Wilson, Sir James Goldsmith, John Aspinall, Margaret Thatcher, Sir Frank Williams, Michael Portillo and Nicky Gumbel. The book is unread and in near fine condition. View more info

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What This Katie Did

By: Katie Boyle

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: To Mary Wilson with admiration & affection Katie B

Seller ID: 82178

Condition: Very good


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Inscribed "To Mary Wilson with admiration & affection Katie Boyle". Mary Wilson met Katie Boyle at a TV presentation award ceremony where she also had an interesting encounter with Marcia Falkender, recalled on page 184 of the book. First edition in a dust jacket. The book is tightly bound. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. The dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear; unclipped. View more info

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William Harvey 1578-1657

By: Kenneth Rose

Price: £40.00

Publisher: The Gilbey Jubilee Collection: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82250


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Inscribed " Harold Wilson, With the author's best wishes Kenneth Rose 1979". Soft covers The book is tightly bound. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. The covers have some ink marks and slight fading/sunning along one edge. View more info

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The Scarlet Tree Being The Second Volume of Left Hand, Right Hand

By: Osbert Sitwell

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81952

Condition: Very good


First edition in a dust jacket, the second volume of Sitwell's autobiography. 24 illustrations. The book is tightly bound. The dust jacket is complete with a minor shelf wear, unclipped showing 15s net. Previous owner's name on title page. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Noble Essences or Courteous Revelations Being The Fifth And Final Volume of Left Hand, Right Hand

By: Osbert Sitwell

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81953


First edition in a dust jacket, the fifth volume of Sitwell's autobiography. 24 illustrations. The book is tightly bound. The dust jacket is complete with a minor shelf wear, unclipped showing 21s net. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Great Morning Being The Third Volume of Left Hand, Right Hand

By: Osbert Sitwell

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81954


First edition in a dust jacket, the third volume of Sitwell's autobiography. 24 illustrations. The book is tightly bound. The dust jacket is complete with a minor shelf wear, unclipped showing 15s net. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Laughter In The Room Being The Fourth Volume of Left Hand, Right Hand

By: Osbert Sitwell

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81955


First edition in a dust jacket, the fourth volume of Sitwell's autobiography. 24 illustrations. The book is tightly bound. The dust jacket is complete with a minor shelf wear, unclipped showing 18s net. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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King Edward VIII + Mountbatten

By: Philip Ziegler

Price: £300.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1991

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82151


Two biographies by Philip Ziegler (noted biographer and future biographer of Harold Wilson). King Edward VIII is inscribed by Ziegler to Harold and Mary Wilson in the year of publication. The book club edition of Mountbatten is Harold Wilson's working copy, quite well read, with notes in his hand. Nice Association between Wilson and his biographer – Wilson refused permission to Ziegler while he was writing his own memoirs but such was Ziegler's admiration for Wilson that he persevered and wrote the biography, many years later, with full access to Wilson's papers. Provenance: Hansons Auctione... View more info

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The Paper Millionaire

By: Roger Shashoua

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82231


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Inscribed "Dear Harold & Mary with Best Wishes Roger". Shashoua and Wilson had an interesting relationship, Wilson becoming a non-executive Director of ICE and playing a significant role in opening up UK trade with China. First edition in a dust jacket. The book is tightly bound. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. The dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear, unclipped. View more info