“The 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