London: Sampson Low, Marstron & Co., Ltd., 1900. First edition. Hardcover. Quite scarce and collectible first edition, 1900. Clean and tight. A pretty, gilt-embossed and -titled 8vo, 474pp. All edges gilded and book edges are beveled. Some mild rubbing to edges and bumping to tips. Presentation copy to "John A. Plum, Port Townsend, Wash. on behalf of the Planters Association and the Chamber of Commerce of Ceylon. [signed] Stanley Boni, Commissioner General for Ceylon." Very Good / None, as issued. Item #15702
A thorough description of Ceylon and its Great Tea Industry. Copious photographs by the author. Good fold-out map with lightly chipped edge of the margin.