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The Economic Consequences of the Peace. by  J.M Keynes - First Edition - 1919 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 108596)

The Economic Consequences of the Peace.

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The Economic Consequences of the Peace.

by Keynes, J.M

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London: Macmillan & Company, 1919. First edition of the best-selling book that established Keynes' reputation as a leading economist. Octavo, original blue cloth with gilt titles and ruling to the spine. In near fine condition. The Economic Consequences of the Peace was written after Keynes attended the Versailles Conference as a delegate of the British Treasury and argued for a much more generous peace. It was a best-seller throughout the world and was critical in establishing a general opinion that the Versailles Treaty was a "Carthaginian peace". It helped to consolidate American public opinion against the treaty and involvement in the League of Nations. The perception by much of the British public that Germany had been treated unfairly in turn was a crucial factor in public support for appeasement. The success of the book established Keynes' reputation as a leading economist. When Keynes was a key player in establishing the Bretton Woods system in 1944, he remembered the lessons from Versailles as well as the Great Depression. The Marshall Plan after Second World War is a similar system to that proposed by Keynes in The Economic Consequences of the Peace. "The most important economic document relating to World War I and its aftermath" (John Kenneth Galbraith).

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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
108596
Title
The Economic Consequences of the Peace.
Author
Keynes, J.M
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Macmillan & Company
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1919
Keywords
J.M. Keynes First Edition, The Economic Consequences of the Peace First Edition

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Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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