London: Elliot Stock, 1899. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 8vo. Original brown cloth, gilt-lettered. A bit bowed, light wear at extremities. Item #409366
The author's heavily revised copy of the first edition of this reasoned argument for cosmopolitanism over nationalism, by the biographer of Adam Smith, and prolific writer on political and military topics. The copy is heavily revised, probably for a projected second edition (no such edition is recorded in the NUC, and only one copy of this edition is there noted). The revisions, which consist largely of the interpolation of many thousands of words of new material, are present on interleaves or tipped in slips, while the printed text features deletions, and insertion markings keyed to the interleaves.