‘The Art of Joinery, Revised Edition’ Arrives

aoj_cover_IMG_8095The Art of Joinery, Revised Edition” by Joseph Moxon has arrived in our Indianapolis warehouse and pre-publication orders will begin shipping this weekend. All of our domestic and international retailers have agreed to carry the title, so if that’s where you shop, watch their web sites for information.

“The Art of Joinery” was the first book that Lost Art Press published in 2008, and original copies have been fetching $200, so we are relieved to have this book back in print.

For details on the editorial changes, updates and additions we made to this edition, read the description in our store here.

I received my advance copies of the new book this morning and am really amazed at how much our manufacturing has changed since 2008. This new book has the same basic configuration as the original, but the details are what I like.

We used colored endsheets and a rough edge on the signatures (sometimes called a deckle edge) to pay homage to early books. I know some customers have stated they don’t like the deckle edge, but I do. Feel free to trim your signatures.

Other small changes include the fact that we now round the back/spine of the book and have dialed in the “fore edge” with our manufacturer to where we like it. The fore edge is the amount the hardbound covers overhang the signatures.

And we have been able to purchase additional fonts that are appropriate to the time period of the original book and have added an index by Suzanne “the saucy indexer” Ellison.

In any case, if you haven’t ordered your copy yet, we have plenty now in our store.

— Christopher Schwarz

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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11 Responses to ‘The Art of Joinery, Revised Edition’ Arrives

  1. I like the blue cover, close to the Soldier Blue (milk paint) of my tool chest. Got mine ordered the other night (free shipping!), now the waiting game…

  2. I’m excited to hear about the rounded spine. I’ve been waiting for you to start using that as I think it makes for a much better looking book.

    • lostartpress says:


      We’ve been using a rounded spine on all our books for two years now. In fact, I think all of the books in our store now have a rounded back (except Grandpa’s Workshop, which it too thin).

  3. Very nice! I’ll take a leather bound version please. 🙂

  4. mosoak99 says:

    For what it’s worth, I’m weighing in against the deckle edge too. Looking forward to reading the book, though.

  5. When are they coming to Canada, eh?

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