With an introduction by Henry R. Towne.New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1911 Stock Code: 146559
First edition in book form, first printing. Originally published in 1903 as a study within the journal Translations of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, this first edition in book form followed the success of Taylor's The Principles of Scientific Management published earlier the same year, the foundation text of what would become known as Taylorism, the entirely rationalized organization of labour for the highest production. Shop Management presents the ideas more as a handbook, a practical exposition of the theories of the Principles, written "in such a way that everything in it should be intelligible to any one with a high school education" (preface).
Octavo. Original red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, device to front cover in blind.
Folding plate, illustrations and diagrams in the text.
Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper, very minor pencilled marginalia. Gilt a little dulled and cloth lightly soiled, minor rubbing at extremities. A very good copy.
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