Maverick architect and architectural historian Clough Williams-Ellis, editing a selection of polemical essays by his illustrious friends and acolytes, a compendium of texts urgently seeking to put the country to rights, campaigning for countryside, vernaculars, cultural heritage and the preservation of the best of all these. Contributions from John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster, G. M. Trevelyan, and a message of support from the former Prime Minister and Liberal politician David Lloyd George ( Clough would design his commemorative tomb-monument in Wales a few years later). In good clean condition with a blue cloth binding, published by the Readers Union and J M Dent and Sons on the eve of war in 1938. A poignant historical document. With the bookplate of Stuart H. Borland. Illustrated with many sepia photographic plates.
Britain and the Beast, edited by Clough Williams Ellis, 1938.