‘Art of Joinery, Revised Edition’ by Joseph Moxon with commentary by Christopher Schwarz
Denna bok var den första som publicerades av Los Art Press 2008, den har varit slut på förlaget sedan länge men kommer här i en ny utökat och omarbetat utgåva.
Boken kom i orginal ut 1678 och beskriver snickeri och finsnickeri från den tiden. Mycket intressant och spännande eftersom den tidens ideal och arbetssätt i mångt och mycket kom att användas och i viss mån används idag också!
Joseph Moxon levde mellan 1627 och 1691. För lite mer om Moxon så kan du läsa nedan, hämtat ur Wikipedia.
Between the ages of around 9 and 11, Moxon accompanied his father, James Moxon, to Delft and Rotterdam where he was printing English Bibles. It was at this time that Moxon learned the basics of printing. After the First English Civil War the family returned to London and Moxon and his older brother, James, started a printing business which specialized in the publication of Puritan texts, with the notable exception of A Book of Drawing, Limning, Washing or Colouring of Mapps and Prints of 1647 which was produced for Thomas Jenner, a seller of maps.
In 1652, Moxon visited Amsterdam and commissioned the engraving of globe-printing plates, and by the end of the year was selling large celestial and terrestrial globes in a new business venture. He specialized in the printing of maps and charts, and in the production of globes, and mathematical instruments made of paper.
In January 1662, he was appointed hydrographer to the King, despite his Puritan background. His shop at this time was on Ludgate Hill ; afterwards, in 1683, it was 'on the west side of Fleet Ditch,' but always 'at the sign of Atlas.
Moxon's 1683 book, Mechanick Exercises, provides descriptions of contemporary printing methods that have proved useful for bibliographers.
Moxon theorized that the Arctic was ice free, and warmed by twenty-four hours of sunlight in the summer. He also speculated that Arctic ice was created near land, and that if one sailed far enough northwards, one would be free of northern land masses and, subsequently, ice.
These views led him to believe that the Northwest Passage would be found by sailing near the North Pole. These views later influenced Daines Barrington and Samuel Engel, whose refinement of Moxon's ideas would in turn influence Captain Cook's Third Voyage in search of the Northwest Passage.
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