Item #000011582 A Revision of the Treaty; A Sequel to The Economic Consequences of the Peace. John Maynard Keynes.

A Revision of the Treaty; A Sequel to The Economic Consequences of the Peace

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1922. First American edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [4], v-viii, [2], 3-242, [1]-5 (pages of publisher's advertisements), [1] pp. Navy cloth with the publisher's device in orange on the front board and orange lettering on the spine. Oxford DNB, Alec Cairncross, "Keynes, John Maynard, Baron Keynes (1883–1946)". Keynes' Economic Consequences of the Peace threw the author into the international spotlight, drawing readership in the U.K., the U.S., and France. During the First World War, Keynes was a member of the Supreme Economic Council of the Allied and Associated Powers, and was in charge of British financial relations with the Allies. Keynes was disgusted by the Treaty of Versailles, and resigned over its adoption. He argued that the treaty would create massive economic instability, particularly in Germany, and the economic hardship that Europe would face would lead to political and international instability. This of course proved true a decade after the book's publication. Keynes calls the sequel to his masterpiece, a sort of "appendix". This book adds his new thoughts in light of events that occurred in the three years since the treaty was signed, and since Economic Consequences was first published. Very Good / Very Good. Item #000011582

Moderate foxing to the top textblock and fore-edge, a touch of rubbing to the boards' edges; jacket has traces of chipping and rubbing.

Price: $750.00

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