The Friends of Liberty.
The English democratic movement in the age of the French revolution.London: Hutchinson, 1979 Stock Code: 138077
NotesFirst edition, first impression, inscribed by the author to former prime minister Harold Wilson on the front free endpaper: "To Sir Harold Wilson with the author's compliments January 1981". A nice association - Albert Goodwin (1906-1995) was the tutor of Wilson at Jesus College, Oxford, in the early 1930s. The book - which traces the growth of English radicalism from the time of Wilkes to the final suppression of the radical societies in 1799 - remained in the possession of Wilson and his wife Mary until the dispersal of their estate following Mary's death in 2018.
Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket.
With a few pencilled corrections, not in Wilson's hand. Slight lean to spine with minor bumping at ends; a very good copy in the good jacket, lightly toned, slight chip at head of spine panel.
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