New York: Harper & Brothers, 1911. First Edition. First commercial edition of Taylor's signal work on industrial productivity, the management bible which brought about the overwhelming shift to "piece-rate" manufacturing in the first few decades of the 20th century. Though "Taylorism" per se did not persist past the Great Depression, Taylor's principles remain influential in the industrial realm, particularly his emphasis upon continuous analysis of "best practices" and the importance of technology transfer. A particularly fresh copy of an important book. PMM 403. Octavo (22.5cm); publisher's red cloth boards, stamped in gilt on front cover and spine; 144pp. A bright, Near Fine copy, spine just slightly cocked and a hint toned, very faint spotting to textblock fore-edge.