"Sir Ernest Satow's Guide to Diplomatic Practice was first published in 1917. It was the first systematic treatise on the practice and procedure of diplomacy to be printed in the English language, covering a field already occupied in other languages....
"...[T]he author compiles a wealth of data accumulated in research and long experience in what may perhaps be described as the professional diplomatist's book of forms and precedents... It is chiefly a digest of diplomatic data intended to afford practical guidance in the routine of diplomatic organization, precedence and ceremonial, procedure, immunities, international congresses and conferences, the making of treaties and other international agreements, and the use of good offices, mediation, and arbitration.
"What the learned author set out to do, he has done in really excellent fashion."
Dickinson, Edwin D. Review of Guide to Diplomatic Practice, 2nd ed., by E. Satow. Yale L.J. 33 (1923): 111–2.