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William Shakespeare

By: A L Rowse

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1963

Inscription: For Harold Wilson for holiday reading in the Scill

Seller ID: 82165

Condition: Very good


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. October 1963 reprint in a dust jacket. Inscribed on the endpaper "For Harold Wilson for holiday reading in the Scillies Oxford Eecaenia 1965 From ALR". (Encaenia is the ceremony at which the University of Oxford awards honorary degrees to distinguished men and women and commemorates its benefactors. It is held annually on the Wednesday of the ninth week during Trinity Term). Inscribed on the title page "A L Rowse Oxford June 1965". Contains 22 illustrations. The book is in good condition, tightly bound, pages browning but clean and free of markin... View more info

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Memories of The Shtetl Sculptures by Leon Wolowski

By: Abraham Cykiert

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Australia, Globe Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82268


From The Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. First edition, soft cover; inscribed "With admiration to a great man with affection Leon Wolowski". A demonstration of Wilson's lifelong interest in Jewish culture and history. Contains 40 monochrome plates. The book is in very good condition; clean and free of markings and foxing. View more info

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The Friends of Liberty The English democratic movement in the age of the French Revolution

By: Albert Goodwin

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson University Library: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82247


First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed "To Sir Harold Wilson with the author's compliments Jan 1981". Albert Goodwin was a notable historian and taught Wilson at Oxford. Nice association between scholar and former pupil. Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of Harold & Mary Wilson - Friday 10 May 2019. The book is tightly bound, edges browned. Dust jacket worn at the extremities; unclipped showing £12. Browning on the endpapers; text block clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Hollywood England The British Film Industry in The Sixties

By: Alexander Walker

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82197


First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed "For Harold Wilson with best wishes for Christmas - the 1970s volume will be a much slimmer one altogether! Alexander Walker December 1974". Walker was a Film Critic and Historian of some note. Included monochrome illustrations from iconic films of the period. 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, a little faded/sunned along the edges and spine; unclipped showing £5.50. View more info

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Snowdon Public Appearances 1987-1991

By: Antony Armstrong-Jones

Price: £180.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82270


From The Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket, large size 24x29 cm. Inscribed "To Mary with respect admiration and love Tony". 158 pp., circa 150 photograph plates of celebrities: including Darcy Bussell, Giorgio Armani, Dirk Bogarde, Pierre Cardin, Joan Collins, Roald Dahl, Placido Domingo, Albert Finney, Margot Fonteyn, Graham Greene, Audrey Hepburn, Jeremy Irons, john Major, Mary Quant, Gianni Versace. Lord Snowdon was the outstanding portrait photographer of his generation. From his innovative theatrical photography of the 1950s, through the important re... View more info

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Snowdon Sittings 1979-1983

By: Antony Armstrong-Jones

Price: £325.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82271


From The Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket, large size 22x28 cm. Inscribed "To Dear Mary with great admiration Yours Tony". Mary Wilson features with John Wells on pages 126/127. Photographs and commentary by Snowdon (Antony Armstrong-Jones); introduction by John Mortimer. 34 colour photographs and 81 duotones; 8.5 x 10.5 inches. Index of sitters; portraits of the actors, writers, musicians, politicians, royally, celebrities, etc. of the UK including Alec Guinness, Ingrid Bergman, Laurence Olivier, Yehudi Menuhin, Rudolf Nureyev, Meryl Streep, Prince Cha... View more info

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Seven Ages An autobiography 1888-1927

By: Basil Dean

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82221

Condition: Very good


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket. Signed by the author in the year of publication. Numerous monograph illustrations. The book is in good condition, tightly bound. The dust jacket is complete, unclipped. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Early English Porcelain

By: Bevis Hillier

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Walker Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: To Mary with gratitude and best wishes from the au

Seller ID: 82214

Condition: Very good


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. First edition. Inscribed "To Mary with gratitude and best wishes from the author Bevis December 12 2003". Mary Wilson contributed to Hillier's biography of John Betjeman. Numerous coloured and black & white illustrations. The book is in very good condition, light wear to extremities. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. 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 Last Great French Man A Life of General de Gaulle

By: Charles Williams

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, Little Brown & Company: 1994

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82193


From the Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. Reprint in a dust jacket. Inscribed "Harold & Mary With best wishes Charles Williams". There are sections of the book on Harold Wilson, in particular De Gaulle's snub of Britain when we wanted to enter The European Union. Charles Williams was involved in Labour politics. Very good condition. Dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear, unclipped showing £30. Edges a little marked. 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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Britain's Weather Its Workings, Lore and Forecasting

By: David Bowen

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: To Harold Wilson, who cares about Britain but who

Seller ID: 82182

Condition: Very good


From the Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed "To Harold Wilson, who cares about Britain but who remains silent about British Weather! With every good wish David Bowen". Numerous monochrome plates and illustrations. Good condition. Dust jacket scuffed along the edges, unclipped showing 55s. Page edges a little marked. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Pitt The Younger

By: Derek Jarrett

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82143


First edition in a dust jacket, initially from the publisher's library, 2 stamps on the endpapers and rear of frontispiece. Edited by A J P Taylor. Prime Minister Harold Wilson's copy of Pitt the Younger, with Wilson's name to the front end paper with numerous underlinings and annotations throughout. Fascinating insight into Wilson's character and influences, page 110, listed on front flap of dust jacket; "At the heart of it all there was a loneliness that was both palliated and perpetuated by unremitting hard work", heavily underlined, very poignant. Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - ... View more info

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Emma Darwin The Inspirational Wife of a Genius

By: Edna Healey

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Headline Book Publishing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82241


First edition in a dust jacket, illustrated. Inscribed "To Mary with all good wishes and admiration and affection Ebna Healy". A nice association indicating the lasting friendship between Denis Healey's wife and Mary Wilson. Also included is a letter from Lady Healey together with a photograph of the two women. 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 and free of markings and foxing. View more info

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A Scandalous Woman

By: Edna O'Brien

Price: £750.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82276


First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed "To Mary from Marcia Christmas 1974". Marcia Falkender was Harold Wilson's influential Private and Political Secretary. The book was inscribed in the year Wilson resigned as Prime Minister and promoted Marcia to the House of Lords. Rumours have persisted that Harold Wilson and Marcia Falkender were in an affair and that Mary Wilson knew this; which makes the choice of this particular title A Scandalous Woman quite an intriguing one. A fantastic association copy from the collection of Harold and Mary Wilson. Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Min... View more info

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The Jewish World Revelation, Prophecy and History

By: Elie Kedourie

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82267


From the Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed "To Sir Harold on the occasion of his birthday And in honour of his sterling work and close connection with Poale Zion throughout the years 14.III.81 Poale Zion".An interesting association a reminder of Wilson's and Labour's pro-Israel, pro-zionist stance. Contains 416 illustrations, including 135 in colour and 301 photographs, drawings and maps. A large heavy book. Very good condition, the book is clean with no markings or foxing. View more info

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Elizabeth R

By: Elizabeth Longford

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82160

Condition: Very good


First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed "Harold & Mary with much love Elizabeth. Sept 1983. Elizabeth Longford is the wife of Lord Longford. Book has numerous mentions of Harold Wilson's relationship with the Queen. The book contains numerous monochrome illustrations. The book is tightly bound and in very good condition. Dust jacket is complete with only light shelf wear: unclipped showing £10.95. 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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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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Boy In The Bath or How to Work on 13 Newspapers and Survive

By: Eric Price

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Bristol, Abson Books: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82156


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed "To Mary Wilson, with every good wish from Eric Price 19 April 1983". The book is tightly bound. Dust jacket is complete, scuffed and creased and extremities; unclipped showing £7.95. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info