Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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combination press

A particular type of press, either manufactured commercially or homemade, frequently the latter, that serves more than one purpose, e.g., as a LYING PRESS that can be turned on its side and used as a NIPPING PRESS , or a press that serves as aSTANDING PRESS ,BACKING PRESS , or as a press for CASING-IN , having brass-edged boards built into both cheeks. (173 , 231 )




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