Printer Joseph Moxon s legacy to print culture has suffered from myriad, often conflicting interpretations by book historians from the late nineteenth century to present day. Who really was Joseph Moxon (1627-1691), born in Wakefield, England the son of Puritan English printer James Moxon? Through a historical appraisal of Moxon s professional interests and associations with the Stationer s Company and the Royal Society of London, and a brief analysis of specific editorial aspects of Mechanick Exercises or, The Doctrine of Handy Works. Applied to the Art of Printing, this paper will first provide a clearer picture of Joseph Moxon as self-fashioning pragmatist and then redefine his place within print culture - that is, as a pivotal contributor not only to the mechanical art of printing but also to the standardisation of editorial practice.
|Pages (from-to)||163 - 181|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Script & Print: Bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|