Mechanick Exercises.

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Creator

Joseph Moxon

Title

Mechanick Exercises.

Publisher

Printed for the author

Date

1683

Coverage

London

Description

Joseph Moxon was the son of a printer. He was born in Yorkshire and probably grew up in the Netherlands. He pursued several careers, rising to the post of Hydrographer to the King.

Mechanick Exercises was the first manual in English of the printer’s art, and in many respects it would remain the most thorough and best such instruction book for centuries. Forty years passed before another comprehensive manual would be published in any language. Just about all such works that followed after Moxon were based to some extent on his manual.

Relation

LENDER: The Grolier Club