Mechanick Exercises Joseph Moxon

ISBN: 9780961808815

Published: 1989


354 pages


Mechanick Exercises  by  Joseph Moxon

Mechanick Exercises by Joseph Moxon
1989 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 354 pages | ISBN: 9780961808815 | 8.74 Mb

First published in 1678, it is the earliest English book to describe and illustrate the tools of various trades and explain their uses. This facsimile of the 1703 edition is filled with practical working details explained in plain language, and provides an invaluable insight into 17th century technology. Included are chapters on smithing, joinery, house carpentry, the art of turning, bricklayerUs work and mechanick dyalling (drawing a true sun dial).

Of particular value are MoxonUs 26 engraved plates, illustrating over 170 tools, a variety of moldings and cornices, and plans and elevations of buildings. 352 pages. 51/8 x 81/8. Hard cover.

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