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MOXON, Joseph (1627--1700)
Regulæ trium ordinum literarum typographicarum: or the rules of the three orders of print letters: viz. the Roman Italick English capitals and small. Shewing how they are compounded of geometrick figures, and mostly made by rule and compass. Useful for writing masters, painters, carvers, masons, and others that are lovers of curiosity. By Joseph Moxon, ...
London: printed for Joseph Moxon, 1676.
[4], 52 p., [38] pl. ; 18.9 cm. (4º)

Wing M3019; ESTC r21244.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting pp. 21--28. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper 0/6/0 John Soane. Presumably the copy of 'Moxon 3 orders not perfect' bought at the sale of the late architect and antiquary James Cavanah Murphy (1716--1814) for 6s. on 18 December 1814 with other books and prints to the value of £27, paid by draft dated 19 December. (Spiers Box, Miscellaneous booksellers). With a note pasted down on front free-endpaper reading 'Moxon's Typography/ Pages 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28/ Missing apparently when purchased'; blank sheets are bound in the place of these missing pages. Plates 1 and 5 have practice writing on the verso, the latter with the name Thomas Marshall, presumably a previous owner.

Binding C17th mottled calf, blind double-rule borders, gilt-tooled spine, paper spine-label lettered in ink 'Moxon's Typography'.

Reference Number 2836


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