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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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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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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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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 P... 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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Maxwell

By: Joe Haines

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, MacDonald: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82168


First edition in a dust jacket. Presented to Mary Wilson at a Gala Dinner and Dance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pergamon Press and the 65th Birthday of its Founder Robert Maxwell. The book contains the invitation to the dance and a label on the endpapers presenting the book to Mary Wilson. The book also contains an invitation to a Gala Dinner and Dance to celebrate Bob and Betty Maxwell's 40th Wedding Anniversary at Headington Hill Hall, Oxford Friday, 7 June 1985. Most interestingly also included are the notes made by Harold Wilson on House of Lords Notepaper of a speech To Bob in wh... View more info

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Ariel

By: Sylvia Plath

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1972

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82223


5th impression in a dust jacket. Inscribed "To Mary & Harold, May you have some peace & quiet in the next few weeks. Best wishes Bill Harding October 1974". Bill Harding - Sir William Harding was a diplomat in the Foreign Office: the date, October 1974 and the sentiment expressed indicating that this was a reference to the 2 General Elections fought by Wilson in the space of 8 months. Sylvia Plath's last poems are, perhaps, not the best aid to peace and quiet! Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of Harold & Mary Wilson - Friday 10 May 2019. The b... View more info