New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing (so stated) of this best-selling semi-autobiographical novel, which inspired the classic 1950 film starring Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy, remade in 2003 starring Steve Martin. 8vo: ,237, pp, with full-page illustrations by Donald McKay. Publisher's bright orange cloth, spine stamped in navy blue, top edge stained French blue; dust jacket, illustrated by McKay, priced $3.00. Holmes Book Co. ticket to rear paste-down. A very pleasing, lightly read (if at all) copy, fresh and bright throughout. Fine / Fine-. Item #BB1813
The authors's parents, Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, were "efficiency experts," whose house in Montclair, N.J., doubled as a real-world laboratory for time and motion studies. The book was adapted (more than once) for stage and film. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).