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Bennett, Arnold. The human machine. New York: George Doran, [ca. 1910]. 8vo (19.6 cm, 7.75"). 123,  pp. $15.00
"Considering that we have to spend the whole of our lives in this human machine, considering that it is our sole means of contact and compromise with the rest of the world, we really do devote to it very little attention."
The "author's edition" of this self-help book: English novelist and journalist Arnold Bennett (1867–1931) advises men (women here are included as mere accessories to an ordinary male life, rather than potential participants in Bennett's methods) that going about life as one normally does is not enough, that they must train and maintain their brains to get the most out of their potential — just as one would tinker with a machine to help it run smoothly and efficiently.
Not in Minsky. Brown cloth shelfback with gilt lettering, and brown paper-covered sides with lettering stamped in black, brown and gilt; edges rubbed and corners bumped, small spot of soiling to front board, small waterstain to rear board. Some signatures unopened, small spots of loss along very edge of several leaves. In fact a clean, good copy of an attractively designed little book. (38889) Please RESHELVE This.
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