The first ever english language book on woodworking joseph. In one part of his book he discusses the doublescrew vise. Boston public library rare books department copy bound in. Applied to the arts of smithing, joinery, carpentry, turning, bricklayery. Joseph moxon, hydrographer to charles ii and a fellow of the royal society, began in 1677 a series of mechanick exercises giving practical instruction in the manual trades. Discover book depositorys huge selection of joseph moxon books online. Mechanick exercises, or, the doctrine of handyworks. Mechanick exercises, or, the doctrine of handyworks began jan. Only with the help of a straight ruler and a pair of compasses, and without any arithmetical calculation. Mechanick exercises, or, the doctrine of handyworks by joseph. Moxon s mechanick exercises paperback or softback by moxon, joseph and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
The doctrine of handyworks fame, was not what the woodworking community thinks he was. Moxon was a printer, cartographer, globe maker and maker of mathematical instruments. Serialization of books was practiced in other countries as a means to make texts available to the less affluent as well as to entice readers to continue to purchase installments. A brief biography of joseph moxon joseph moxon august 8, 1627 february 15, 1691 is best known today for his two works. Shewing how to draw a true sundyal on any given plane, however scituated. Ive always been surprised how hard it is to find joseph moxons mechanick this entry was posted in downloads, the art of joinery. Joseph moxon mechanick exercises or the doctrine of handyworks hardbound reprint of 1703 edition 354 pages, many illustrations. Moxon, at the sign of atlas in warwicklane, london. Mechanick exercises hardcover april 1, 1989 by joseph moxon author. Or, the doctrine of handyworks and for mechanick exercises on the whole art of printing. Noun, a person of wideranging knowledge or learning. Mechanick exercises first edition joseph moxon bauman rare. Or, the doctrine of handyworks joseph moxon, gary r.
Applied to the art of printing, was published in 24 numbers in 168384. The art of joinery was one of his guides, and its the first howto woodworking book written in english. Harry graham carter this book has long been one of the most famous works on typography. A mathematician, writer, printer, publisher and maker of maps, globes and scientific instruments, joseph moxon was also the first tradesman to be awarded membership in the royal society of london. Frontispiece and title page for mechanick exercises by. Moxons ingenious bench vise popular woodworking magazine. Breaking away from guild restrictions, moxon wrote of what he knew from his experiences as a practitioner of skilled trades. If you dont have a copy of mechanick exercises, go here. Or, the doctrine of handyworks mechanick exercises. In his day, moxon was famed for his skills as a maker of terrestrial and celestial globes. The seven days of creation are illustrated in the panels at the top of the map. Mechanick exercises by joseph moxon the 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding recordkeeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In it he showed many of the tools used by the contemporary joiner, from the workbench down to the dividers.
Mechanick exercises on the whole art of printing 9780486236179 by moxon, joseph and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. Applied to the arts of smithing joinery carpentry turning bricklayery. Neuware moxons mechanick exercises or, the doctrine of handyworks applied to the art of printing. To download the entire book for free as a pdf, look at the left rail of the page and click on the link download whole book. Ive always been surprised how hard it is to find joseph moxons mechanick exercises in the public domain. Or the doctrine of handyworks, was written, printed and published by joseph moxon between 1683 1685 and reprinted in 1703. A mathematician, writer, printer, publisher and maker of maps, globes and scientific instruments, joseph moxon was also the first tradesman to be awarded membership in the. Did he include compasses in his engravings of tools. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, gale initiated a. Or, the doctrine of handyworks by joseph moxon, gary r. A few years ago i stumbled on a link from that hathitrust and totally forgot about it.
Joseph moxon books list of books by author joseph moxon. Frontispiece and title page of joseph moxons mechanick exercises, 1694. Mechanick exercises, or, the doctrine of handyworks 1677. First published in 1678, it is the earliest english book to describe. Joseph moxon 8 august 1627 february 1691, hydrographer to charles ii, was an english.
The mechanick exercises or the doctrine of handyworks was originally published in serial form beginning in 1678 in england. Moxons mechanick exercises, volume 1 this is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. Or the doctrine of handyworks, was the first book published in england as a serial. Moxons mechanick exercises by joseph moxon paperback book free shipping. Moxons mechanick exercises in the us for sale online ebay. Joseph moxons very rare mechanick exercises, 168384 first edition, with engraved illustrations printing, et al. A literal reprint in two volumes of the first edition published in the year 1683, volume 1 mechanick exercises, or, the doctrine of handyworks applied to the art of smithing, joinery, carpentry, and turning by joseph moxon. Moxons mechanick exercises, volume 1 by joseph moxon. Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Published in 168384, it was by forty years the first manual of printing in any language, covering absolutely everything that was.
Mechanick exercises, or the doctrine of handyworks. In the late 17th century, joseph moxon published the mechanick exercises, a series of pamphlets about several trades. Joseph moxon 8 august 1627 february 1691, hydrographer to charles ii, was an english printer specialising in mathematical books and maps, a maker of globes and mathematical instruments, and mathematical lexicographer. Frontispiece and title page for mechanick exercises by joseph moxon, showing framing for a wooden building contributor names moxon, joseph, 16271691.
Pdf mechanick exercises download full pdf book download. Book press southern gothic ex machina printing press neutral colour palette art graphique getting bored letterpress printing book making. Mechanick exercises whole art printing 1683 4 abebooks. Moxons map with a view of the world as known in 1681. Mechanick exercises, or, the doctrine of handyworks by joseph moxon. Like this guy, joseph moxons 1703 mechanick exercises, the oldest known book on woodworking published in english. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Mechanick exercises by moxon, josepf new and used book. In addition to the art of joinery, the mechanick exercises included pam. I wondered what moxon meant by mechanical exercises.
If you love old books as i do, this one is a joy to read. I was happy to find that mechanick exercises is available online, digitized by the university of michigan. His election is probably linked to the january 1678 publication of the first part of mechanick exercises. Mechanick exercises by joseph moxon, paperback barnes. Mechanick exercises joseph moxon wrote the first englishlanguage book on woodworking titled the mechanick exercises in1678. Printed for joseph moxon on the westside of fleetditch. This first edition by joseph moxon is available at bauman rare books. His second volume, of 394 pages, with copperplate illustrations, was the first book ever written on printing. Mechanick exercises on the whole art of printing 16834. Or, the doctrine of handyworks applied to the art of printing. He was a map maker, globe maker, scientific instrument maker.592 658 90 8 411 1029 818 1260 1220 262 1017 132 10 347 1235 440 725 279 1404 1300 1489 1272 336 707 1107 510 546 307 1368 330 992 1086 1329 900 892 769 1367 97 125