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The Kibbutz

By: Aryeh Ophir, Meir Yaari, Yigal Alon (Editors)

Price: £450.00

Publisher: Tel-Aviv, Misaviv Laolam: 1964

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82108


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 ... View more info

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My Life, Our Times

By: Gordon Brown

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 2017

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82149


The book has an affectionate inscription "To Mary in admiration of your public service and in gratitude for your friendship with best wishes Gordon". Also included is a 2017 Christmas card to Mary from the Brown family. Plus a hand written letter on Sarah Brown's official 10 Downing Street notepaper dated 22nd of March 2010 in which she mentions the upcoming election in May, which of course, Brown lost. A wonderful association between a former British Prime Minister and Prime Minister's wife and also between the partners of two former Labour Prime Ministers, the letter capturing an important m... View more info

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Una Politica Socialista

By: Harold Wilson

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Barcelona, Ediciones Ariel: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82246


The first Spanish edition of Purpose in Politics in a very handsome leather binding. The book is in very good condition, tightly bound. Scuffed at two corners and one spine end. The five ribbed spine is clean and bright, the gilt text and decoration is unfaded. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of Harold & Mary Wilson - Friday 10 May 2019. View more info

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The Minister

By: Maurice Edelman

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82110


Maurice Edelman was a labour politician and author. Edelman backed Wilson against Hugh Gaitskell in 1960. Inscribed by Edelman in the year of publication "To Harold His Westminster Rogue with warm good wishes Maurice Edelman" From the library of Harold & Mary Wilson. Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of Harold & Mary Wilson - Friday 10 May 2019. First edition in a dust jacket. The book is tightly bound. Underlying green boards are clean, corners and spine ends are scuffed. Edges of dust jacket are scuffed, creased and with a number of closed tears. Top... View more info

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Democracy Up-To-Date Some Practical Suggestions For The Reorganization Of The Political And Parliamentary System

By: Sir Stafford Cripps

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81941


First edition in a dust jacket. An argument on the eve of the Second World War for the rejuvenation of the western political system and the creation of a socialistic system that could better provide for the material and democratic needs of the people in order to ensure the survival of democracy and freedom in the face of rising totalitarianism. The book is tightly bound. The edges are browned and a little foxed. The dust jacket is complete, chipped, scuffed and torn along the edges, somewhat grubby. Internally the book is clean and free of markings, light scattered foxing. View more info

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Julian Hodge

By: Timothy O'Sullivan

Price: £275.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82150


Controversial financier, well connected with the Labour Party, given a Knighthood by the Harold Wilson government and best known for the commercial Bank of Wales scandal which also involved Jim Callaghan. Nicknamed "the usurer of the Valleys" by Private Eye. A full and affectionate inscription to Harold Wilson dated from the time of the LBW scandal: "To Sir Harold Wilson- the greatest living Statesman- who has done so much to heal the Split Society. And with much affection Julian and Moira March 1982. Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of H... View more info