Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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book rest

A device designed to hold a book in position during the tooling of the area where the spine curves around onto the sides. Its advantage is that it provides a better angle at which to work, as well as better sighting. The sloping sides of a FINISHING PRESS are also used for the same purpose. (130 )

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