The Economic Consequences of the Peace.London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1919 Stock Code: 141890
NotesFirst edition, first impression, of Keynes's second book, which established his reputation as a political economist. Keynes resigned from his position as principal representative of the British Treasury at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, in protest of the heavy reparations demanded from Germany. The Economic Consequences of the Peace was written directly afterwards as a condemnation of Allied policy: Keynes would continue arguing against the reparations in his 1922 book, A Revision of the Treaty.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt.
Ink ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine lightly sunned with minor bumping and nicking at ends, cloth clean, rubbing to tips, slight running crease at top page corners. A very good copy.
Fundaburk 9981; Mattioli 1807; Moggridge A 2.1.1. Robert Skidelsky, John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed (New York: Viking, 1983), p. 384.
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