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Autobiography

By: Adrian Henri

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82207


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Inscribed " for Mary Wilson, some words from my life-Adrian Henri 13.11.73". Henri was one of the group of Liverpool Poets who came to prominence in the 70s. The book is tightly bound. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. Covers tending to curl. View more info

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All Things Relate

By: Angela Greenhill

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Kitzinger: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82229


From the Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. First edition paperback signed by the poet. Inscribed " With every good wish. Angela Do hope you like them". Foreword by Auberon Waugh, Illustrated by Mary Allan & Others. Very good condition. Covers and page edges a little marked. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Going For A Song An Anthology Of Poems About Antiques

By: Bevis Hillier

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Hopcyn Press: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82112


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Inscribed "Mary with much love Bevis 12.X.14". The book also contains a presentation postcard from Hillier with a view of Magdalen College, Oxford where he was educated. Mary Wilson was an English poet and the wife of Harold Wilson, who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The only prime ministerial spouse to become a centenarian, she died at the age of 102 years, 145 days in 2018. Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of Harold & Mary Wilson - Friday 10 May 2019. First edition, softcover:... 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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Last Poems

By: D H Lawrence

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Martin Secker: 1933

Seller ID: 82032


Edited with an introduction by Richard Aldington. The book is tightly bound. The front board is faded at the top in a 2 inch strip, below there are ink marks. Top edge faded gilt, pages are rough cut and a little browned. Some toning to text block but generally clean and free of markings. View more info

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Seven Ages Poetry for a Lifetime

By: David Owen

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82233


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Inscribed "Best Wishes David". A nice association, Owen was a Labour minister who went on to be a founder member of The SDP. First edition in a dust jacket. The book is tightly bound. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. The dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear; unclipped. View more info

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Twenty-Five Poems

By: Dylan Thomas

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, J M Dent & Sons: 1944

Seller ID: 82069


Publisher's file copy. Word "FILE" stamped on covers, endpapers and text block. Boards are grubby, spine sunned/faded; corners scuffed. View more info

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A Reading Of Life And Other Poems

By: George Meredith

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1922

Seller ID: 81945


Mickleham edition first issued 1922. The book is tightly bound. The dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear; sticker over original price showing 6/-, on the inside flap there is a stamp showing a revised price of 2/-. The green boards and gilt text are clean and bright. Light browning on endpapers otherwise the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Snow Poems

By: Humbert Wolfe

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82189


From the Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket. Inscribed " To Mary with love from Bevis June 28 2008". Bevis Hillier was an historian, art deco expert and the biographer of John Betjeman's biography which may be the connection as Mary Wilson was a friend of John Betjeman. Very good condition. Dust jacket a little grubby. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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The Collected Poems Edited by Islwyn Jenkins

By: Idris Davies

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Llandysul, Gomerian Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82210

Condition: Very good


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Presented to The Wilsons at a Dinner in November 1972 by The Monmouthshire Federation of Labour Parties. Idris Davies was a notable Welsh Poet and Miner who was friends with Dylan Thomas. Rare. The book is tightly bound. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing, a little dusty. The dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear, slightly marked on back; unclipped. View more info

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Tides

By: John Drinkwater

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Beaumont Press: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81917


First edition. Quarter cloth and decorated paper covered boards by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. One of 250 numbered copies on hand-made paper, this is 268. First book by Beaumont Press. Very good condition. Book tightly bound; corners a little scuffed. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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If You Should Meet A Crocodile And Other Verse

By: Margaret Mayo (compiler)

Price: £115.00

Publisher: London, Kaye Ward: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 81491


First edition, pictorial boards. 112 pages. Inscribed to Richard Adams by illustrator with his bookplate on the paste down. "Inscription reads to Richard with very best wishes From Carol. Very rare, Boards are a little marked otherwise in good condition. Edges a little browned. Some Browning on the end papers but the text block is clean and free of markings or foxing. Contains all the original illustrations which are clean and free of any foxing. Illustrated by Carol Barker View more info

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Bronte Poems The Early Work of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Bronte

By: Mark Seaward

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Wakefield, E P Publishing: 1980

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82216


A scholarly edition with facsimile title page from the first edition. Inscribed "To Lady Wilson with kindest regards Mark Seaward 4.vii.1983. From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. The book is in very good condition; tightly bound, internally clean and free of markings and foxing. The dust jacket is complete, worn at extremities, spine faded/sunned. View more info

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Flower Festivals

By: Meriel Hodgetts

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Worcester, Lithographics Limited: 1989

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82242


From The Library of Harold and Mary Wilson. The book was given to Mary Wilson by someone who admired her poetry and appears to be have written around the time of Harold's death. Soft covers, illustrated, signed. Very good condition. The book is tightly bound. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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The Public Poetry of Robert Lowell

By: Patrick Cosgrave

Price: £45.00

Publisher: New York, Taplinger Publishing Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82220

Condition: Very good


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket, signed by the author. The book is in very good condition, tightly bound. Dust jacket is complete, a little worn to the extremities, spine sunned/faded. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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The Seasons of My Life

By: R M Gomm

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, The Mitre Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82184


From the Library of Harold & Mary Wilson. First edition in a dust jacket. Included with the book is a typewritten letter from Gomm who was handicapped, a hand-written letter from Gomm's grandmother and a Christmas card from Christopher Nolan - an Irish author with severe Cerebral Palsy. The book is in good condition, tightly bound. The dust jacket is complete, worn at the extremities and a little foxed, price clipped. Internally the book is clean, free of markings and foxing. View more info

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Another Beautiful Day The 1985 Rod McKuen Book Of Days Datebook & Diary

By: Rod McKuen

Price: £350.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Harper & Row: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82141


From the library of Harold and Mary Wilson. Inscribed by Rod McKuen to Harold Wilson on the endpaper "H.W. please see page 30 R.M." Page 30 is marked with a Rod McKuen bookmark, the first entry on the page is March 11. This is Wilson's birthday, McKuen has written " Dear Sir Harold - I hope you have the best & most beautiful birthday ever - Warmest Regards Rod". Each day in the diary has a list of 6-7 notable birthdays and Wilson's is included in the list for March 11. Very nice association between a notable American poet and a former British Prime Minister. The book features ... 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

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Ariel

By: Sylvia Plath

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1972

Inscription: Inscribed

Seller ID: 82223

Condition: Very good


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 book is i... View more info