"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. $650.
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.