Hardcover, blue cloth in dust-jacket. 256pp., Index. Large fold-out map. First edition, no additional printings listed. Ceylon was the first non-white country to gain its independence from Great Britain . This book eamines not only the effects of 150 years of British occupation but pays particular attention to the political, economic, and social conditions since independence. No previous ownership marks. A clean square, unmarked copy. Dust-jacket is complete but quite rubbed and shelf-worn. Very good+ in a poor dust-jakcet.