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Brand new.

Retails for: $430
Amazon price: $170
Yours for: $150



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Title: Principles of Scientific Management
Author: Frederic Winslow Taylor, M.E., Sc.D.
Publication: 1911, first edition, Harper & Brothers, New York and London
Condition: Fine, Cloth darkened, extremities lightly rubbed. Interior fine. A near-fine copy of this landmark in business history.

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A rare antiquarian showpiece for your home library. Presented in a Mylar dustcover (see image #1).
Comes with certificate of appraisal from Bauman Rare Books, where it was purchased (see image #4). It reads:

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First edition of this enormously influential and pioneering study of industrial management and efficiency.

Based upon years of study at the Midvale Steel factory, this was among the first, and remains the greatest, of works designed to increase the efficiency of workers. Taylor conducted "time and motion" studies of every step and operation of steel production in order to reduce it to a series of simple tasks using standardized tools. "Scientific management" appealed most to managers of large mechanized industries because even small improvements in efficiency could lead to large savings. But because workers had traditionally held the skills necessary to produce steel "under their caps," they resisted Taylorism despite the promise of higher wages linked to improved productivity. Scientific management threatened their control of production and would break their power by enabling employers to replace them with semi-skilled or even unskilled labor (Ironically, Lenin and Stalin were avid Taylorists). As a result, Taylorism was one of the most important issues in the stormy history of labor-management relations during the first decades of the century. Taylor's advocacy of efficiency in industry was also adapted to social and political movements of the day, including city planning, political reform, conservation, and home economics.








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Pretty Awesome.
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If I were building a library filled with lucrative management consulting scams I'd pick Taylor's book up in heartbeat. The book's a gem.
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Taylor reduced to $450~ This is less than book dealers have offered me, just want quick sale
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Then why wouldn't you go see one of those book dealers? Haha. Sorry, just thought that was funny. Good luck with the sale!
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Originally Posted by Cognacad View Post
Then why wouldn't you go see one of those book dealers?

Haha. Sorry, just thought that was funny. Good luck with the sale!

Thanks for your question. The process of working with the book dealer is significantly more complicated.

Price dropped to $400.
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Taylor is sold, Casanova is pending.
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