A Revision of the Treaty. Being a Sequel to The Economic Consequences of the Peace.

KEYNES John Maynard (1922.)

£250.00  [First Edition]

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First edition, first impression. 8vo. viii, 223, [1], 6 pp. Original dark blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, ruling continued to boards in blind (partial offsetting to endpapers as usual, otherwise internally clean and unmarked; some negligible shelf wear to extremities, otherwise a near fine, notably bright copy). London, Macmillan and Co., Limited.

Following directly on from his Economic Consequences of Peace in 1919, Keynes published A Revision of the Treaty, 'in which he expounded the defects of what he described as 'a Peace, which if it is carried into effect, must impair, yet further, when it might restored, the delicate, complication organisation through which the European peoples alone can employ themselves and live'. The violence of the controversy aroused by these two books is now difficult to appreciate. Even while they were being written many of his prophecies came true and, in the light of subsequent history, the foresight of his conclusions would be uncanny did they not proceed so inevitably from his premises' (Printing and the Mind of Man, p. 254).

Moggridge A 4.1.1.

Stock Code: 251611

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