EC Rare Books
Fore-Edge Painting Book Press

Fore-Edge Painting Book Press

Handcrafted from Hardwood, with a base of  14” x 9 ½” and an opening of  2 ½”. The maximum book size for this press would be  12” x 9 ½” x 2 ½” Each joint has been screwed and plugged with matching wood to maximize strength and style. The clamp is lined on the underside with soft display felt, to protect the text block of the book. Natural wax finish to all surfaces.

We can make these to a custom size and a choice of hardwoods that are available at the time. This one is made from the more expensive Zebra wood, including the wooden screw.


Prices from $720.00 USD - for custom sizes please inquire for a quote.


Leather insert on the base with gilt border       $110.00

Leather business card sized label (2.5” x 3”) on the base with bookshop name $76.00

Brass engraved name plate on front edge of the base $87.00

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