Book Presses — English: 19th-Century
Library Accessory for Preservation and Display of Rare Books
Bookpresses

Book presses are handsome library accessories for the preservation and display of rare books. The gallery has many for sale; some examples are shown below. Contact us for information about others available.

Mahogany Book Press

Mahogany Book Press
English: Mid 19th Century
22 inches high
Book Area: 16 inches wide x 12 inches deep
$1,100

Of typical form, with wooden central turn-screw applying pressure to rectangular wooden plate, on rectangular block feet.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual wear to finish and shrinkage.

Mahogany Book Press

Mahogany Bookpress
English: Mid 19th Century
29 inches high, 26 inches wide, 15.75 inches deep
Book Area: 24 inches wide x 15 inches deep
$1,800

Of typical form, with wooden central turn-screw applying pressure to rectangular wooden plate, above inset lower drawer with brass bale handle. French polished.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual wear to finish and shrinkage.