"A DEVASTATING CRITIQUE OF THE PEACE TREATY AND A BRILLIANT PIECE OF WRITING"
KEYNES, John Maynard. The Economic Consequences of the Peace. London: Macmillan, 1924. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket.
Later printing of Keynes’ second book, which established his worldwide reputation.
"During World War I, Keynes joined the Treasury, where his influence rose rapidly… As a Treasury Representative, Keynes participated in the Paris Peace Conference, where he could observe all the leading figures at first hand. The result was The Economic Consequences of the Peace, a devastating critique of the peace treaty and a brilliant piece of writing. It made its author world famous overnight. He was now the most influential financial journalist, an opinion leader governments had to reckon with" (Niehans, A History of Economic Theory, 347). First published in 1919; this is the seventh printing.
A fine copy, rare in the original dust jacket.