New York: Whittlesey McGraw Hill, 1930. 1st. Hardcover. 8vo. 238 pp. 9 photo-plates (including frontispiece). Yellow cloth with black lettering to spine & front board, illustrated endpapers in yellow printed dustjacket. A near fine copy in very good dustjacket (darkening to spine; corners clipped with price intact; chips to extremities; front flap partially separated; sounds worse than it looks). Item #15135
As personal advisor at the age of twenty-five to the Korean Emperor, Sands provides an account of his efforts to avert the Russo-Japanese war with its inevitable destruction of the Korean Empire. "As an exposition of diplomacy in the raw and as a record of the transition period in the historic development of modern diplomacy, the books has a unique value." - dustjacket rear cover.