New York: Harper & Brothers, 1911. “Special edition published in February 1911 for confidential circulation among the members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers with the compliments of the author.” The first trade edition, in a red cloth binding, was published later that same year. Corners lightly rubbed, minor wear to crown and foot of spine. Very slight soiling to rear board. A very good copy. Publisher’s green cloth ruled in blind on front board, gilt-lettered spine. Octavo. -77 pp. Item #16490
“Taylor’s principal contribution to engineering was the development, with Maunsel White, of a new method of tempering tool steel which permitted metal-cutting at very high speeds” (Printing and the Mind of Man 403).