New York: Robert M. McBride, 1918. Hardcover. 310p, cloth-bound boards, later edition, dimmed gilt lettering on spine and cover, covers darkened and front cover partially split from binding, edges mildly soiled, early work on home efficiency by practitioner who turned a detached building on her family's property into an Experiment Station for studying housework, addresses the "servant problem" (the declining number of servants and the undesirability of delegating housework to servants) and the need for the auto-operative house (run by the woman of the with assistive machines). Pattison and Lillian Gilbreth are the two main proponents of this model.
Several forewords, one by Frederick Taylor.