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Moxon, Joseph, 1627–1691

Mechanick exercises, or, the doctrine of handy-works ... / by Joseph Moxon.

Additional Title(s):

Mechanick exercises.

Doctrine of handy-works.

Second edition with additions.
London : Printed and sold by J. Moxon, at the Atlas in Warwick- Lane, 1693-1694.
Physical Description:
[4], 234, [8] p., [14] leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z244 A2 M93 1693
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700, M3015.
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers. Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1994,c1990. 579
Each of the sections has a general t.p. and a special t.p. with varying imprint dates.
Pagination is continuous.
BAC: Publisher's advertisement: [8] p. at end.
'Mechanick exercises' was issued in 14 parts, in monthly numbers, beginning in 1677 and ending in 1680. It describes the materials, tools, operations, and terms of smith, house carpentry, and turnery. In 1700, nine years after Joseph Moxon's death, another numbers was issued on bricklayers' work, presumably by Moxon's son, James. This number was added to a third editon published in 1700. Cf. Harris.
Subject Terms:
Carpentry -- Early works to 1800.
Industrial arts -- Early works to 1800.
Metal-work -- Early works to 1800.
Moxon, Joseph, 1627-1700 -- Publisher.
Engravings -- 1693-1994.

  • [No.1] Smithing (1693, 3 pts)
  • [No. II] Joinery (1694, 3 pts) --[No. III] House-carpentry (1694, 3 pts)
  • [No. IV] Turning (1694, 5 pts).

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