Mechanick Exercises: Or,
The Doctrine Of Handy-Works
by Joseph Moxon



• Also available as a free PDF download at my blog •

The Doctrine Of Handy-Works was written, printed and published by Joseph Moxon between 1683 & 1685 and reprinted in 1703. The Doctrine Of Handy-Works popularized the guild held secrets of the skilled building trades of Smithing, Joinery, House Carpentry, Turning, Bricklaying and the making of Sun Dials.

Moxon, a mathematician, writer, printer, publisher and maker of maps, globes and scientific instruments, was also the first tradesman member of the Royal Society of London

Mechanick Exercises: Or, The Doctrine Of Handy-Works, is as important today as a source book of early building trades as it was during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

The Toolemera Press re-publication of the 1703 edition has been produced from the orignal in my personal library.

  • Paperback: 414 pages
  • Publisher: The Toolemera Press (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780982532904
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches