Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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gilding press ( gilder's press )

A type of press consisting of two wooden blocks about 6 1/2 inches square and 4 or 5 feet long, fitted with two compression screws operating through brass chucks in each block, and operated by means of a bar inserted in the screw heads. The available DAYLIGHT of the press is generally sufficient to allow the pressing and gilding of the edges of several books at a time. (256 , 264 )




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