[KEYNES'S BEST-SELLER IN RUSSIAN] Ekonomicheskiye posledstviya mira / per. s angl. G.P. Struve i T.S. Lurie [i.e. The Economic Consequences of the Peace / translated from English by G.P. Struve and T.S. Lurie].
Stockholm: Severnye ogni, 1921. Item #30
199 pp. 8vo. A fine clean copy. Contemporary cloth binding, original wrappers preserved. Light tanning to the wrappers, slightly rubbed on the extremities of the covers.
The first Russian translation of the world-famous work was printed in Stockholm by Russian emigrant publishers.
John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) was considered to be one of the most influential economists of the 20th century. His second book, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, was published in late 1919 and became an immediate success on both sides of the Atlantic. The work established Keynes's reputation with the public as a leading economist. In six months, the book had sold 100,000 copies with translations into 12 languages. In this work he gave an eloquent and detailed analysis of the Versailles Treaty and made a convincing case that it would have far-reaching and damaging consequences. He wrote that "...if we aim at the impoverishment of central Europe, vengeance, I dare predict, will not limp" a statement that grimly and correctly anticipated the events of World War II.