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Mechanick Exercises: Or The Doctrine Of Handy-Works, was written, printed and published as a serial by Joseph Moxon between 1683 & 1685 and the published as a book in 1703. The Toolemera Press edition is of the 1703 book. 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: Or The Doctrine Of Handy-Works popularized the secrets of the skilled trades of Smithing, Joinery, House Carpentry, Turning and Bricklaying, along with the making of Sun Dials.
Mechanick Exercises: Or The Doctrine Of Handy-Works is as important a reference today as a description of early skilled trades as it was in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm); 412 pages; Black & White on Cream paper
The Toolemera Press re-publishes classic books on early crafts, trades and industries, from our personal library.