London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899. First edition. Printed in England, so we assume the UK issue. Covers commerce, currency, waterways, armies, railways, politics and future prospects. A large, thick volume; 509 pages. With two large, colored fold-out maps and a fold-out graph comparing cotton imports in 1887 and 1897. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. A good copy with covers edgeworn, corners bumped, and subscription library label on front pastedown which has offset to endpaper.