mechanick exercises

If you’re going to be in New York in early June, this announcement, via SHARP-L, might be of interest to you:
The New York Chapter of the American Printing History Association is pleased to announce a lecture by Mark Batty, of Mark Batty Publishing, Ltd., on June 2, 2004 at the Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, NY at 6 p.m. Mr Batty will be speaking on the complexities, trials and tribulations of making a new edition of Joseph Moxon’s Mechanick Exercises on the Whole Art of Printing (1683), the first book ever written on printing and printing types. The text, edited by bibliographer John Lane, has been extensively annotated and expanded for scholars and artists in the fields of printing, typography and the graphic arts. The new edition is based on that of the Oxford Univesity Press (1962), edited by Herbert David and Harry Carter.
The event is free and open to the public. More information about the event is available on the APHA website calendar. For information about the New York Chapter, contact its president Lowell Bodger at 212 777-0841 or write to APHA-NY, PO Box 1074, New York, NY 10278.

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