London: Chapman & Hall, Ld. 1903. vii, 268p., first edition diced salmon cloth boards gilt, untrimmed edges, errata slip tipped in. Spine panel is faded (gilt letttering remains legible), scattered foxing, dust-soiled top edge, a rather nice old bookplate. Quite sound.
Willson looks in particular at the American tendency to violence (as in its treatment of those in military and maritime service) and the abrogation of law when convenient (racist courts, for example) and extrapolates the long view what Europe may expect and dread when comes the time of US dominance. Find inevitable lengthy comparisons of British and American maritime practice ("American ships are dreaded by the sailor the world over," p.151).