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Moxon's Mechanick Exercises of the Doctrine of Handy-Works Applied to the Art of Printing (Volume 1 only) by Joseph Moxin

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Moxon, the first tradesman to be awarded membership in the Royal Society of London, published a series of guides between 1683 and 1685 on skilled trades. Subjects included smithing, joinery, house carpentry, turning, bricklaying and (in this case) typography.

His volume on typography is considered to be the first and most complete early manual on the subject.

Vol 1 only. Originally issued in two volumes. No. 219 of a limited edition of 450 copies. Reprints the 1683 first edition. Includes facsimile of the original title page.

New York: The Typothetae of the City of New York, 1896. 4to. Very good. Hardcover.

Preface and notes by Theo L. de Vinne.