Stated First Edition hardcover is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards have light shelfwear and rubbing to edges. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library edition with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 96 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1970. ISBN: 0152016503. At a time when most of the new nations of Africa are suffering disruptive birth pangs, the Ivory Coast stands out as a notable exception. Since its peaceful independence from France in 1960, it has become a stable, prosperous member of the world community. A small country of only a few million people, it is now among the world's top producers of cocoa, pineapple, coffee, and bananas.