New York: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1937. Black & White photos. First Edition. green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, bump on fore edge, binding very good, pages clean, foxing first few pages to title page, signed/inscribed by author dated June 20, 1953 ffep, small card taped to front paste down hand written book with date Dec 26 1942, 147 pages, indexed. very good / no jacket. Item #5557978
Biography of a great American Engineer James Hartness. Nineteenth Century when the machine became dominant factor in modern life. The debate of the time was a critical view of the machine as good as well as evil. James Hartness was of the view that the machine could enhance the human condition instead of worsen.