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Goodwood Journal Magazine of the Goodwood Group of Hotels

By: N/A

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Singapore, Goodwood:

Seller ID: 82253


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Included is a letter from the Goodwood hotel sending the journal and telling him he was featured on page 36. Wilson was Chairman of The Bank of Credit and Commerce, Hong Kong; an interesting insight to how Wilson spent his retirement years. Needless to say the journal is rare. Soft covers, front cover is faded/sunned: the journal is tightly bound. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Memoirs of Selworthy and West Somerset

By: Cicely Elaine Cooper

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Williton, Cox, Sons & Co.: 1966

Inscription: "The Rt. Hon Harold Wilson Prime Minister and Mrs

Seller ID: 82227

Condition: Very good


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Inscribed "to The Rt. Hon Harold Wilson Prime Minister and Mrs Wilson. With best holiday wishes. A tribute of admiration to the courage under immense difficulties, of the P.M. as I have witnessed from this remote corner G J E Cooper". The author has also signed with a note under Cicely apologises for scrawl. The illustrations are from photographs by Iris Hardwick and R Kingsley Tayler. The book is in good condition, tightly bound. The dust jacket is complete, worn at extremities, spine and edges sunned/faded. Internally the book is clean, free of mar... View more info

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My Dartmoor

By: Clive Gunnell

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Bodmin, Bossiney Books: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82153


First edition paperback. Introduction by Jeremy Thorpe. Inscribed "In respect and admiration, and the fond hope it may provide moments of relaxation and peace. Clive Gunnell". 15 black-and-white plates plus map of Dartmoor. Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of Harold & Mary Wilson - Friday 10 May 2019. The book is tightly bound, faded/sunned on spine and spine edge on the rear. Edges are browned, likewise the end papers, less so the text block. Internally the book is clean and free of markings. View more info

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Eye Witness The Isles of Scilly A Continuation 1985-1990

By: Frank Gibson

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Truro, Beric Tempest: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82260


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Signed,soft cover, a photographic history of the 6 years on The isles of Scilly. There is a picture of Mary Wilson with Harry Secombe on Page 27,she read a poem on his television programme "Highway". The book is tightly bound. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing; a little dusty. View more info

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84, Charing Cross Road

By: Helene Hanff

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1975

Inscription: For Lady Wilson with every good wish from John Ter

Seller ID: 82228

Condition: Very good


From the Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. 1st edition, 5th impression in a dust jacket. Inscribed "for Lady Wilson with every good wish from John Terry Christmas 1976". John Terry was the film financier who became Sir John Terry earlier in 1976 in the controversial "Lavender List". A charming series of letters between Helene Hanff, a New Yorker and Marks & Co a bookshop in London. Very good condition. Dust jacket complete, unclipped showing £1.95. The pages are a little toned. View more info

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From The Cape to Cairo 1932

By: Jean Redcliffe-Maud

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Cirencester, Englang Publishing: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82195


First edition paperback. Inscribed "To Mary & Harold with every good wish Jean R-M". 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. Spine sunned/faded. View more info

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Shropshire Its Early History and Antiquities

By: John Corbet Anderson

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Manchester, E J Morten: 1972

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82212


From The Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. Inscribed "To Mary - with many thanks for a wonderful evening of Poetry and Song - from Philip Ludlow July 2nd 1974". A facsimile of the original book in a Glassine wrapper first published in 1864. Numerous illustrations. The book is tightly bound, edges slightly marked. The jacket has closed tears along the top edge; spine sunned. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Broken Images A Journal

By: John Guest

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Longmans Green & Co: 1949

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82205


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Second impression. Mary Wilson's copy, signed by her to the front endpaper having crossed through a previous owner's inscription. Included is a newspaper cut out of Guest's obituary. The book is tightly bound. Spine sunned/faded, worn at extremities, boards marked. Internally clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Lapland

By: Robert Crottet & Enrique Mendez

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Hugh Evelyn: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81938


Translated by Margaret Crosland. 26 pages of text the remainder of the book being coloured and black and white plates. The boards are white so inevitably have suffered over the years and are grubby and marked. Top edge greyed. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. The book has a dusty smell. View more info

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Children of Cape Horn

By: Rosie Swale

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Paul Elek: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82147


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket. A nice inscription "For Admiral Harold Wilson" with a ships pass to the Anneliese also inscribed to him. The book is tightly bound, dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf. The book is in very good condition, appears to be unread, internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Saffron Crocus

By: Stanley Wilson

Price: £60.00

Publisher: High Wycombe, Precision Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82176


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Signed by Stanley Wilson and his wife Kitty Wilson. Inserted is the letter from Wilson that was sent with the book, 1974 the year that Harold returned to Downing Street and Stanley was Deputy Mayor of Saffron Walden. 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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North Oxford

By: Tanis Hinchcliffe

Price: £40.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82269


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Signed and dated by the author in the year of publication. 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. View more info

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What's In a Name Tresgaskes Tregaskis

By: W H Tregaskes

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Shaftesbury, W H Tregaskes: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82226

Condition: Very good


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket, signed by the author. Invoice to Sir Harold Wilson dated 29 April 1982 for £7.70 + £1 postage. A nice Scilly Isles/Cornish connection. Numerous illustrations, The book is in very good condition View more info

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Transatlantic Crossing American Visitors to Britain and British Visitors to America in the Nineteenth Century

By: Walter Allen

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82234


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Inscribed "For Mary Wilson with best wishes Walter Allen". Mary Wilson and Allen were judges on the committee for the Man Booker Prize in 1976. 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, scuffed and creased along the edges , a little grubby: unclipped. View more info

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Moscow

By: Yury Balanenko - Editor

Price: £450.00

Publisher: Moscow, Planeta Publishers: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82273


From the Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed "to The Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson, Prime -Minister of Great Britain Vladimir F Promyslov Chairman of the Moscow City Council 17.02.1975". Promyslov was Mayor of Moscow between 1963-1976. Also included are 3 photographs from Wilson's earlier visit to Moscow in 1966; the photos appear to be original press prints and are captioned and labelled in Russian on the back of the photos. The man with the stick in the pictures is Promyslov. Footage of the visit cab be seen on British Pathe news -"Harold Wilson i... View more info