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Moxon, Joseph, 1627–1691

Mechanick exercises, or, The doctrine of handy-works : applied to the arts of smithing, joinery, carpentry, turning, bricklayery : to which is added Mechanick dyalling : shewing how to draw a true sun-dyal on any given plane ... / by Joseph Moxon, ...

Additional Title(s):

Mechanick exercises.

Doctrine of handy-works

Mechanick dyalling

Third edition.
London : Printed for Dan. Midwinter and Tho. Leigh, ..., 1703.
Physical Description:
[viii], 287, [305]-352 p., [26] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. ; 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z244 A2 M93 1703
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
'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 smithing, house carpentry, and turnery. In 1700, nine years after Joseph Moxon's death another number was issued on bricklayers' work, presumably by Moxon's son, James. This was added to a third edition published 1700. Cf. Harris.
English short title catalogue, 136130
Wing notes 3rd eds. in 1700, 1701.
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 1556-1785. Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1994,c1990. 583
The treatise on sundials has special t.p.: Mechanick dyalling : teaching any man, tho' of an ordinary capacity and unlearned in the mathematicks, to draw a true sun-dyal on any given plane, however scituated: only with the help of a straight ruler and a pair ofcompasses; and without any arithmetical calculation / by Joseph Moxon, ... -- The fourth edition. -- London : Printed for Tho. Leigh and Dan. Midwinter, ..., 1703.
Subject Terms:
Carpentry -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1703.
Industrial arts -- Early works to 1800.
Leigh, Tho. -- Publisher.
Metal-work -- Early works to 1800.
Midwinter, Dan. -- Publisher.
Moxon, Joseph, 1627-1700 -- Printer.
Sundials -- Early works to 1800.
Moxon, J. (James)
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