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The Mystery of the Princes

By: Audrey Williamson

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Gloucester, Alan Sutton: 1981

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82208


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Inscribed "For Mary Wilson as an admirer of her poetry & hoping this will add to her interest in King Richard III Audrey Williamson". Paperback edition. Illustrated. An investigation into a supposed murder by Richard III murder of his two young nephews, the Princes in the Tower has long been questioned. Book is tightly bound, Covers slightly rubbed. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing, a little dusty. View more info

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Pottery and Porcelain 1700-1914 The Social History of the Decorative Arts

By: Bevis Hillier

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82225


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Inscribed "To Mary Wilson with the author's best wishes Bevis Hillier May 1979". Contains 16 plates in full colour and 112 pages of black and white illustrations. Mary Wilson helped Hillier with his biography of Betjeman. 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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The Solway Firth

By: Brian Blake

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale & Company: 1974

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82142


Second edition in a dust jacket. Presented to "Mary and Harold with best wishes from Carlisle C.L.P., and signed by the committee officials. 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 some wear on extremities, 1cm closed tear on top edge: unclipped showing £3.00 net. View more info

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THE GREAT HUNGER Ireland 1845-9

By: CECIL WOODHAM-SMITH

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81687


First edition in a dust jacket, 509 pages. An account of The Irish Potato Famine. 19 illustrations and a map. The book is tightly bound, the underlying green cloth boards are in good condition and the gilt text on the spine is bright. The top edge is green which is a little faded and spotted towards the spine; there is a little foxing on the other edges. The dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear and a small closed tear at the bottom right hand corner; unclipped showing 30s net. Internally the book is free of markings and foxing although it has a slight dusty smell. View more info

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A Hidden Revolution The Pharisees' Search for The Kingdom Within

By: Ellis Rivkin

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Nashville, Abingdon: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82232


First edition in a dust jacket. Rivkin was a Professor of Jewish History at Hebrew Union College. From the Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. Inscribed "To Rt. Hon, The Lord Harold Wilson of Rievaulx KG OBE FRS from a lifelong student of "purpose and power" to an exemplary teacher from whom I learned so much with deep appreciation Ellis Rivkin". Rivkin obviously admires Wilson a great deal referencing Wilson's book of speeches. Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of Harold & Mary Wilson - Friday 10 May 2019. The book is in good condition, ti... View more info

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The Edwardians

By: J B Priestley

Price: £280.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82265


From the Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed "JBP with best good wishes for Mary & Harold Wilson Oct. 1970". Mary Wilson was a fan of Priestly and knew him, as did Harold Wilson; a nice association with the book being inscribed shortly after the 1970 General Election. 43 colour plated and numerous monotone illustrations. In good condition. Dust jacket is chipped at the extremities, spine is faded/sunned. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing but dusty. Large heavy book. View more info

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Northumberland Miners' History 1919-1939

By: J Davison

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Newcastle, Co-operative Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82201

Condition: Very good


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Inscribed "Presented to Mrs H Wilson 8th June 1973 Jack Davison". 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, wear on the front, back a little grubby: unclipped. View more info

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The Edwardian Age

By: R J Minney

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82173

Condition: Very good


First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed "For Harold & Mary Wilson with warmest regards R J Minney November 1964"; shortly after Wilson became Prime Minister. Numerous monochrome illustrations. A nice connection, Minney worked at Rank Films as a producer and probably came into contact with Wilson then, Wilson being one of the Working Party on Film Production costs in the late 1940s. Minney also stood as a Labour candidate and came close to unseating Edward Heath in the safe Conservative Bexley constituency in 1955. A memorial service was held at St James's Piccadilly on 5 April 1979 and Sir H... View more info