(WILSON, Harold.) GOODWIN, Albert.

The Friends of Liberty.

The English democratic movement in the age of the French revolution.

London: Hutchinson, 1979 Stock Code: 138077
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First 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.

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket.

Condition

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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