8vo, pp. xiii, , 560, ; with numerous half-tone illustrations and diagrams throughout; original publisher’s cloth, spine lettered gilt, worn.
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Étude des mouvements et des temps... troisème édition traduit de l’américain par Le Bureau des Temps Élémentaires.
Third edition, first published in 1937.
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