New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Following the First World War, Keynes (1883-1946) attended the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 as a delegate of the British Treasury. He argued for a much more generous peace, not out of a desire for justice or fairness, but for the sake of the economic well-being of all of Europe, including the Allied Powers, which the Treaty of Versailles and its associated treaties would prevent. This deconstruction of the Allied plan was a bestseller throughout the world and was critical in establishing a general opinion that the treaties were a "Carthaginian peace" designed to crush the defeated Central Powers, especially Germany. It also helped to consolidate American public opinion against the treaties and against joining the League of Nations. The perception by much of the British public that Germany had been treated unfairly was, in turn, a crucial factor in later public support for the appeasement of Hitler. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles. The period bookplate of Archibald Belmont Young appears on the front pastedown, with his signature on the front flyleaf. The spine is a touch sun faded, with minor wear to the corners and tips; else very good. (Inventory #: 66538)
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