Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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hydraulic press

A STANDING PRESS operated by hydraulic power instead of by hand. Such presses came into use in the first half of the 19th century, and were the principal means of pressing edition and library bindings until the introduction of the casing-in and building-in machines. See also:BUILDING-IN MACHINE ; CASING-IN MACHINE ; REMOVABLE PRESS .

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