364 pp. volume on American industry and laborers as seen from the perspective of a Frenchman, being the 1930 German edition of the 1929 original in French titled "Standards - Le Travail Américain vu par un Ouvrier Français", detailing Dubreuil's own experiences working in American factories in 1927 and 1928, where he was impressed by the organization of the work and the standard of living of the American worker as well as the collaborative and less typically hierarchical climate he encountered in American businesses. Not illustrated. 8vo. Original photomontage and typographical illustrated wrpps. designed by Jan Tschichold. Some very minor soiling and edgewear. Leipzig (Bibliographisches Institut) n.d. (1930). Ex-libris copy with rubber stamps to title page and first page of Forward: "Karl Eidiner, Ingenieur"
Dubreuil was a trade unionist and member of the CGT (Confédération Génerale du Travail) who in 1912 became Secretary of l'Union des ouvriers mécanicien da la Seine, then Secretary General, before becoming the secretariat at l'Union des syndicats de la Seine. In 1931, Dubreuil distanced himself from the CGT and joined the International Labor Office. This work became hugely popular, selling 30,000 copies in France alone. (Thank you to Jackie Clarke's 2011 book, France in the Age of Organization, for assistance in cataloging this work.) As of July 2019, WorldCat locates six copies of the German edition of this work in North American institutions. Book ID: 50062