Mechanick Exercises: Or, The Doctrine Of Handy-Works by Joseph Moxon 1703


Mechanick Exercises:
Or, The Doctrine Of Handy-Works
by Joseph Moxon 1703

Mechanick Exercises: Or The Doctrine Of Handy-Works, was written, printed and published as a serial by Joseph Moxon between 1683 & 1685 and published as a book 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 Royal Society of London.

Mechanick Exercises popularized the secrets of the skilled trades of Smithing, Joinery, House Carpentry, Turning and Bricklaying, along with the making of Sun Dials.

Mechanick Exercises is as important a reference today as a description of early skilled trades as it was in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.


The Toolemera Press reprint of the 1703 edition was produced from the original in the collection of Gary Roberts

ISBN: 9780982532904

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