|We've transformed this book into a downloadable digital edition and enhanced it with additional content – including the original 17th-century text from Joesph Moxon. |
The Art of Joinery: Revised & Expanded (Digital)We're now sold out of our printed copies of Joseph Moxon's "The Art of Joinery," so we've spent two months transforming the printed text into an downloadable digital edition that includes additional text, images, revisions and corrections.
This 147-page electronic book is in pdf format, so you can read it with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program. You can search the entire text by keyword. And you can jump to any of the sections in the book using embedded bookmarks.
If you already own the printed version of "The Art of Joinery," do you need this digital edition? Probably not – unless you are intensely curious about early woodworking practices (like we are).
Here's what you'll find in this revised and expanded digital edition:• The complete text from Lost Art Press's original "Art of Joinery" book, including the lightly edited original text (we eliminated run-on sentences and replaced the "long s" character with a modern Roman "s"). The text has also been revised to fix typos, plus it reflects new information we've learned since 2007, including details on Moxon's workbench.
• New images from the same time period. It's been widely reported that Moxon's plates were taken from André Félibien’s “Principes de L’architecture...” (1676). We reproduced nine full-page plates from Félibien's book so you can compare for yourself. We have also included five tool illustrations adapted from Randle Holme's "Academy of Armory" (1688). While we don't posses rights to the original images, we had five of them reproduced in detail by an artist and present them here so you can see what Holme calls a Tennant saw.
• The 1703 text from "The Art of Joinery" in a very close original form. This includes the odd spellings, run-on sentences, the long "s" character and the other peculiarities of 17th-century English. We reset the text in Times New Roman and kept it as close to the original as we could. The only thing that's not reproduced are the italics Moxon included.
The file is in a zipped format and is less than 4 megabytes. However, we don't recommend this for dial-up customers.