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Free PDF or Shop Books: Mechanick Exercises by Joseph Moxon 1703

Mechanick Exercises by Joseph Moxon 1703

Available in trade paperback print through The Toolemera Press and now available as a free download. Why? There is a thing in publishing known as The BackList. Books which have been in print for some time, have seen a good sales ratio and are due for something new. For me, that means providing the book in full as a free download. 

You can buy the print copy if you don't have one. I won't complain. The pdf is secured and watermarked. Please don't bypass these features. You can copy out sections if you so desire.

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The Doctrine Of Handy-Works was written, printed and published by Joseph Moxon between 1683 & 1685 and reprinted in 1703. The Doctrine Of Handy-Works popularized the guild held secrets of the skilled building trades of Smithing, Joinery, House Carpentry, Turning, Bricklaying and the making of Sun Dials.

Moxon, a mathematician, writer, printer, publisher and maker of maps, globes and scientific instruments, was also the first tradesman member of the Royal Society of London.

Mechanick Exercises: Or, The Doctrine Of Handy-Works, is as important today as a source book of early building trades as it was during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

The Toolemera Press re-publication of the 1703 edition has been produced from the original in my personal library.

  • Paperback or PDF: 414 pages
  • Publisher: The Toolemera Press (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • Print ISBN-13: 9780982532904
  • Product Dimensions: 6"  x 9"
  • PDF file: 83 mb

till next, Gary

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