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Critical and Historical Essays by Thomas Babington Macaulay, Volumes One and Two

Thomas Babington Macaulay
1910
In very good condition in tan cloth, the edition is undated. Ownership inscription to half title page of James Herbert Wilson, Harold Wilson's father's copy, later inherited. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife Mary who died recently at the age of 102. During his lifetime Harold Wilson ke… Read more…
#4683

£65.00

Essays Literary and Critical by Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold
1907
In very good condition in tan cloth, the edition is undated. Ownership inscription to ffep of J H Wilson 8/7/07, Harold Wilson's father's copy, later inherited. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife Mary who died recently at the age of 102. During his lifetime Harold Wilson kept the book in… Read more…
#4684

£65.00

Selected Speeches of the Rt Honble John Bright MP on Public Questions

John Bright
1907
Ownership inscription to ffep of J H Wilson, Crumpsall, Feb 1908, Harold Wilson's father's copy, later inherited. Good plus in brown cloth, head of spine nicked, white stains to upper cover and ink marks to the text block edge, internally very good. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife Mar… Read more…
#4685

£65.00

The Constitutional History of England: A Course of Lectures Delivered by F W Maitland (Harold Wilson's student copy)

F W Maitland
1926
[xxviii] pp 548 Bound in blue cloth, good, covers lightly marked and worn to the corners, spine detached but present and complete. Signed to front free end paper 'J H Wilson, Jesus, Oxon'; a previous owner's signature has been crossed out. A very well-read copy with underlining, doodles and annotations throughout, especially to the end papers where… Read more…
#4688

£275.00

Poems of James Russell Lowell (Harold Wilson's student copy)

James Russell Lowell
1912
[vi] pp 630 The Oxford Edition of the works of American poet, critic and diplomat James Russell Lowell. Bound in green cloth, very good, front hinge starting to crack, bookseller's ticket of Parker & Sons, Oxford. Ownership signature to front free end paper of 'J H Wilson 1934'. There are detailed pencil annotations to the poem "The Present Crisis"… Read more…
#4689

£125.00

Cobden (Harold Wilson's student copy)

Ian Bowen
1935
pp 144 A life of Richard Cobden (1804-1865), the British politician best known for his successful fight for repeal of the Corn Laws and his defense of free trade. Bound in red cloth, very good, covers rubbed to edges, one black mark to the upper cover, the pages are bright and crisp, bookseller's ticket of B H Blackwell, Oxford. Neat ownership sign… Read more…
#4690

£65.00

The Condition of Britain (Harold Wilson's copy)

GDH and MI Cole
1937
pp 471 First edition, second impression from April 1937 by English political theorist G D H Cole. Very good, bound in dark grey cloth, spine and corners rubbed, edges lightly finger marked, a well read copy, bookseller's ticket of B H Blackwell, Oxford. Neat ownership signature to front free end paper of 'J H Wilson Univ'. This book comes from the… Read more…
#4692

£110.00

Studies in the Theory of Money and Capital (Harold Wilson's student copy)

Erik Lindahl
1939
pp 391 Near fine bound in clean tan cloth with gilt spine lettering, a few spots to the edges otherwise clean and crisp in a tight binding, bookseller's ticket of B H Blackwell, Oxford. Neat ownership signature to front free end paper of 'J H Wilson University College'. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wi… Read more…
#4693

£80.00

The Story of Money (Harold Wilson's copy)

Norman Angell
1930
pp 422 The first English edition of this layman's history of money and its relation to society by Sir Ralph Norman Angell, author, Labour MP and Nobel Prize winner. Very good in dark blue cloth, the covers are very lightly marked, edges spotted, the pages are clean and crisp in a tight binding, bookseller's ticket of Parker & Son, Oxford. This book… Read more…
#4696

£80.00

Some Aspects of the Inequality of Incomes in Modern Communities (Harold Wilson's copy)

Hugh Dalton
1935
Near fine, bound in clean blue cloth, with bright gilt spine lettering, one nick to the foot of the spine, small dents to text block fore edge, internally crisp and clean in a tight binding. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife Mary who died recently at the age of 102. During his lifetime… Read more…
#4697

£68.00

The Age of Peel and Cobden (Harold Wilson's copy)

Elie Halevy
1947
pp 374 Near fine bound in clean blue cloth with bright gilt spine lettering, a few spots to the text block edges, the pages are crisp and clean. Laid in: a white card with manuscript notes concerning Harold Wilson's memories of Gilbert and Sullivan operas, latest date 1975, headed "G and S book 400". This book comes from the private collection of B… Read more…
#4700

£110.00

Tariffs: the Case Examined by a Committee of Economists under the Chairmanship of Sir William Beveridge (Harold Wilson's copy)

Sir William Beveridge
1932
pp 308 Bound in yellow typographic wrappers, very good, spine tanned and covers lightly soiled and creased, the pages are crisp and clean. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife Mary who died recently at the age of 102. During his lifetime Harold Wilson kept the book in the Ashley Gardens ma… Read more…
#4702

£65.00

The History of England from the year 1830-1874, Volumes I and II (Harold Wilson's books from his father)

William Nassau Molesworth
1874
Two volumes, bound in decorative brown cloth, very good, spines nicked, a stain to the upper cover of volume I, but still a handsome set with crisp, clean pages in firm bindings; bookseller's ticket of Edward Baker, John Bright Street, Birmingham. Ownership inscription to front free end paper of Harold Wilson's father 'J H Wilson, Crumpsall'. Occas… Read more…
#4706

£55.00

The Risings of the Luddites (Harold Wilson's book from his father)

Frank Peel
1880
pp 161 A history of the Yorkshire Luddites, bound in publisher's embossed brown cloth with gilt titles; in good condition, text block is detached from the boards but the text is clean and complete, internally very good. Ownership inscriptions of Prime Minister Harold Wilson's grandfather 'J Wilson, Manchester 6-12-80, and of his father James Herber… Read more…
#4707

£75.00

The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier (Harold Wilson's copy)

John Greenleaf Whittier
1895
The Albion Edition of works by American poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier. Very good, bound in fresh green cloth with gilt titles, nicks to head of spine, front hinge cracked, the pages are bright and crisp. Gift inscription to verso of half title 'Nellie Edwards from Barbara'. Laid in typescript examination paper 'First Public Examinat… Read more…
#4709

£225.00

Text-Book of English History from the Earliest times for Colleges and Schools (Harold Wilson's copy from his mother, Ethel Seddon)

Osmund Airy
1895
A new edition of 1985. Good, bound in tan cloth, binding loose, a well-read copy with numerous marks and underlining. Ownership inscriptions of Harold Wilson's mother 'Ethel Seddon, 34 City Road, Openshaw', and childish inscription of his son Robin Wilson. Laid in manuscript note in Harold Wilson's hand concerning Economic Theory. This book comes f… Read more…
#4715

£125.00

Bellamira, or The Mistress, A Comedy as it is acted by Their Majesties Servants

Sir Charles Sedley
1687
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. [8] pp63 [1], collated and complete, the only edition listed on the English Short Title Catalogue. Bound in half vellum over attractive marbled boards with black Morocco label with… Read more…
#4717

£450.00

Camilla

Peter Motteux, Mr Northman, Owen M Swinny, Silvio Stampiglia
1706
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. [6] pp38 [2], collated and complete as per the English Short Title Catalogue. Bound in half vellum over attractive marbled boards with black Morocco label with gilt lettering, red e… Read more…
#4718

£300.00

The City Ramble: or a Play-House Wedding

Elkanah Settle
1711
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. [8] pp71 [1], collated, no final advertisement leaf. Bound in half vellum over attractive marbled boards with black Morocco label with gilt lettering, last quarter of the 19th centu… Read more…
#4721

£225.00

The Fashionable Lover; or Wit in Necessity

Anonymous
1706
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. [6] pp68, collated, no half title. Bound in half vellum over marbled boards with black Morocco label with gilt lettering, red edges, last quarter of the 19th century, binder's ticke… Read more…
#4722

£315.00

The Character of England (presented to Harold Wilson by Wirral Grammar School)

Ernest Baker [edited by], Rebecca West, R K C Ensor, Sir Maurice Powicke, Lady Violet Bonham Carter
1947
First edition, 1947. Hardcover, blue cloth, very good, well illustrated; in a good plus dust jacket, spine and upper panel tanned, nicked to edges and corners. This book was presented to Harold Wilson by his old school Wirral Grammar at Speech Day 1947 when Wilson was serving as President of the Board of Trade. Bookplate of Wirral Grammar School Sp… Read more…
#4723

£75.00

Tempestuous Journey: Lloyd George His Life and Times (Harold Wilson's copy)

Frank Owen
1954
pp 784 First edition 1954, well illustrated, ownership inscription of Harold Wilson in pen to front free end paper. Very good in blue cloth, lightly marked, text block edges finger marked, clean pages in a firm binding. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife Mary who died recently at the age… Read more…
#4725

£65.00

The Sacred Iris: A Literary and Religious Offering, with fine Engravings of Scripture Subjects (Mary Wilson's copy)

S C Hall, George Smith, Bernard Barton, Rev Robert Hall
1835
An anthology of poetry and prose, including 'Notices of the Canadian Indians', from contributors such as S C Hall, George Smith, Bernard Barton, Rev Robert Hall. Beautiful copperplate gift inscription "Susan and Fanny Burgess. The gift of their friend Maria Stone 1835". Laid in letter dated 1972 from Mr V C Andree of Havant, Hampshire to Mrs Mary W… Read more…
#4728

£85.00

A Review of Economic Theory (Harold Wilson's Gladstone Prize copy)

Edwin Cannan
1930
Harold Wilson's Gladstone Prize Book, embossed in gilt for Harold Wilson with 'Oxoniensis Academia' crest to upper cover. The 'Gladstone Memorial Prize' bookplate appears on the front paste-down with Wilson's ownership signature: 'J H Wilson, Jesus College, 1936'. Bookseller's ticket from Blackwells, Oxford. Very good in lightly marked red cloth, s… Read more…
#4731

£80.00

Solon: or, Philosophy No Defence Against Love

Captain Martin Bladen
1705
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. [6] pp72, collated, no half title. Bound in half vellum over marbled boards with black Morocco label with gilt lettering, last quarter of the 19th century, binder's ticket of 'T Con… Read more…
#4733

£350.00