An international classic, 'Satow's Guide to Diplomatic Practice' provides a comprehensive survey of the rules, laws and conventions covering the conduct of diplomacy, not only between individual nations, but also through international organisations. This radically revised fifth edition reflects the developments in diplomacy over the twenty years, since publication of the last edition, and now covers commercial and economic functions of diplomacy, modern communications, and terrorism. Illustration is of the frontispiece and title page. Boards are dark blue cloth and titles are silver. The covers have light general surface rubbing and discolouration, and a few scratch marks; spine ends bumped. Text block edges are toned, and there appears to be a watermark on the bottom corner, however there is no damage and the pages are not affected. A former owner's name and address are stamped on the front end paper, but have been covered by black felt tip ink.