• The Art of Joinery-Revised Edition

N.B. Lost Art Press is discontinuing this addition, we have reduced the price.

The Art of Joinery - Revised Edition 


“The Art of Joinery” was the first book published by Lost Art Press in 2008, and it has been out of print and unavailable for several years now. During the last 12 months, they have worked diligently on the revised edition. Here is what it contains:

1. The lightly edited text of Joseph Moxon’s landmark work on joinery – the first English-language text on the topic. They took Moxon’s 17th-century verbiage and removed the long “s” characters, broke up his run-on sentences and added a few words here and there (in brackets) to help the modern reader digest the text more easily.

2. They have added modern commentary on every one of Moxon’s sections on tools and techniques. They have amplified the text with photos that demonstrate many of the processes that Moxon discusses, such as processing stock by hand and cutting mortise-and-tenon joints. And they have explained the historical context behind many of Moxon’s explanations, sometimes supporting his conclusions; sometimes taking issue with them. In this revised edition, they have expanded some of my commentary and revised some assessments based on new information.

3. Each section is published with the relevant illustrations embedded in the text. In the original edition, the plates were separate from the text. They have put them together to make it easier for you to read.

4. They have published the original plates in their entirety so you can see how the tools were arranged on the page.

5. They have included the complete and unedited original text from the 17th century. This text includes all the antiquated characters, inconsistent spellings, free-form italics and capital letters and run-on sentences. They have painstakingly reset the entire text in a 17th-century style typeface called “Fell.”

6. And they have added an appendix of select plates from André Félibien’s “Des principes de l'architecture, de la sculpture, de la peinture…“ (1676), which pre-dated Moxon’s work and is probably the source of many of Moxon’s drawings.

“The Art of Joinery, Revised Edition” is 168 pages and – like all Lost Art Press publications – printed and bound in the United States. The book is hardbound and covered with a dark-blue cloth. The interior of the book is notched and casebound for durability. The book will have natural-colored endsheets and the book’s pages will feature a rough exterior edge, like early books.

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The Art of Joinery-Revised Edition

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