From the library of Harold & Mary Wilson

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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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Collected Poems

By: Clifford Dryment

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Dent: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82111


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication "Harold and Mary Wilson with very warm regards Clifford Dryment July 1970", Dryment died a year later. Introduction by Cecil Day Lewis, who also wrote crime novels under the pseudonym Nicholas Blake. Inside the book there is ephemera of the Wilson's, including several snapshots of their cat and dog. 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. Top edge a little greye... View more info

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The Fraticides

By: Maurice Edelman

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82109


Maurice Edelman was a labour politician and author. From the library of Harold & Mary Wilson. Edelman backed Wilson against Hugh Gaitskell in 1960. Inscribed by Edelman in the year of publication "To Harold & Mary with warm good wishes Maurice Edelman 1963". 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, spine slightly cocked. Edges are foxed. Underlying pink boards are clean, a little faded along top edge. Dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear, lig... 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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The Lives Of The Most Eminent English Poets

By: Samuel Johnson

Price: £375.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1896

Seller ID: 82107


From the library of Harold & Mary Wilson (there is nothing in the books to indicate this), 3 volumes bound in Baytun Riviere bindings. Red half calf, contrasting green and blue labels, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of Harold & Mary Wilson - Friday 10 May 2019. Very good condition. Page edges slightly browned. View more info