Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; Second Printing
Size: 4to; [vi], 264,  pages
Publisher: New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1957.
An attractive second printing of the first edition, first published in 1955. Near Fine with a little edgewear to red cloth in Very Good dust-jacket, a couple of chips and closed tears along edges.
"The book is concerned with the modern roadside accommodation, whatever it may be termed - motel, motor inn, or highway hotel. The need for this new sort of hotel accommodation came into being with the mass-produced automobile. Perhaps the motel (a word finally sanctioned by Webster) may be considered ultimately attributable to Henry Ford - a by-product of his assembly lines." - from the introduction.