Britain and the Beast.
KEYNES John Maynard.; WILLIAMS-ELLIS Clough. Editor. Et al. (1937.)
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First edition. 8vo. xx, 332 pp., monochrome photographic frontispiece and numerous monochrome photographic plates. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge in red, monochrome photographic endpapers, dust jacket (jacket edge worn with some minor loss to head of spine panel, some rather crude tape reinforcements to top edge, otherwise a very good copy). London, J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd.
Various writers contributed to this volume of essays on the necessity of preserving rural England, of which the first is John Maynard Keynes, with his essay 'Art and the State', originally published in 1936 in The Listener journal. Keynes was a strong supporter of state patronage of the arts, and would later be a leading figure in the formation of the Arts Council and its first chairman.
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