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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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The Official Halley's Comet Book

By: Brian Harpur

Price: £40.00

Publisher: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82206


First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed "To Mary: With Gratitude & best wishes from Mimmi and the Author! 19/8/85.". Included is a compliment slip from the author"See pages 139/40" where there is a poem written by Mary Wilson. The Wilsons were founder members of The Halley's Comet Society. Fully illustrated. The book is in very good condition, tightly bound. Dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear;unclipped showing £8.95. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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The Goldfish Bowl Married to the Prime Minister 1955-1997

By: Cherie Booth & Cate Haste

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: To Mary with love & respect Cherie x - Many many t

Seller ID: 82198

Condition: Very good


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket, numerous illustrations. Inscribed "To Mary with love & respect Cherie x - Many many thanks for all your kindness and help Cate". Mary Wilson obviously features heavily and contributed to the book. There is also a letter from Cherie Blair to Mary Wilson from 2004 on 10 Downing Street notepaper demonstrating the extent of their relationship. A very nice association between the wives of two long-serving Labour Prime Ministers. The book is in very good condition tightly bound. The dust jacket is complete, slight wear at th... 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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Final Term The Labour Government 1974-1976

By: Harold Wilson

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson and Michael Joseph: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82188


First edition in a dust jacket. Final term is Harold Wilson's personal account last two years as Prime Minister, following the Labour Party's return to office in 1974. Inscribed by Wilson "For Clifford with best birthday wishes Harold 23.vii.83"; obviously intended as a birthday present but not sent. Uncommon to find a signed copy by Wilson. 17 monochrome pictures. Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of Harold & Mary Wilson - Friday 10 May 2019. The book is in very good condition and is unread. Tightly bound, top edge a little marked/greyed. Internally the bo... View more info

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The Relevance of British Socialism

By: Harold Wilson

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82249

Condition: Very good


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. First edition in presentation binding. With a couple of short shopping lists in Harold Wilson's handwriting that had been used as bookmarks. The book is in very good condition, tightly bound. Internally clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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The Younger Pitt

By: John Ehrman

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1969

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82148


A 1975 Christmas present to Harold Wilson from his private office. Signed by all six members including Ken Stowe, Principal Private Secretary who served as PPS for three successive prime ministers, Wilson, Callaghan and Thatcher. 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 worn at the extremities, price clipped. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. Frontispiece + 21 illustrations. 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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British Public Opinion A guide to the History and Methodology of Political Opinion Polling

By: Robert M Worcester

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Oxford, Blackwell: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82155


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. First edition paperback. The book provides the first historical overview of political opinion polling in Britain. Inscribed "To Harold with great respect and affection, to the best client I ever had. Bob Worcester March 1991". A nice association. Front cover has a graph showing Harold Wilson going up and Edward Heath sliding down. The book smells musty and is foxed on the endpapers, less so on the text block. The section of the book on Harold Wilson is highlighted, presumably by Wilson. 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