Quantity: 1 available
Condition: Very Good
London: Oxford University Press, 1962.
8vo. 10 x 6 3/8 inches. (lxiv), (488) pp. Frontispiece portrait of Moxon, Introduction, in addition to the 33 facsimile illustrations within the text, there are 17 figures on plates, bibliography of Moxon's published writings, index, 2 folding specimens sheets bound-in at the rear; text clean, unmarked. Dark green cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, rear inner hinge cracked, light shelf wear, with an air of mustiness. LH1022-020. Very Good.
SECOND EDITION. Joseph Moxon was hydrographer to Charles II as well as an English printer specializing in mathematical books and maps, a maker of globes and mathematical instruments, and mathematical lexicographer. He produced the first English-language dictionary devoted to mathematics, the first detailed instructional manual for printers, and the first English-language how-to books for tradesmen. In November 1678, he became the first tradesman to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society." Wikipedia.
Title: Mechanick Exercises on the Whole Art of Printing (1683-4). Edited by Herbert David & Harry Carter
Edition: SECOND EDITION
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Location Published: London, Oxford University Press: 1962
Binding: Dark green cloth
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Size: 8vo. 10 x 6 3/8 inches
Seller ID: LH1022-020
Keywords: harry carter, herbert david, joseph moxon, mechanick exercises, printing, printing history, typography