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Antique Cast Iron Book Copying Press by Patrick Ritchie

  • $ 75000

Antique cast iron Victorian book copying press. Used by printers and book binders in the late 19th century this exquisitely made metal book press was manufactured in Edinburgh, Scotland by the renowned firm of Patrick Ritchie. The top plate is heavily decorated with high relief casting. Not only aesthetically beautiful but completely functional as a book press. The daylight opening measures 2.25".

Marked: Patent, Patrick Ritchie, Edinburgh

A perfect addition to your eclectic home decor or a fabulous gift idea. This would make a great addition to any book collectors club, library or book binders workshop.


This book press measures 16.5" wide by 9.25" deep by 13" tall (20.5" to top of handle) and weigh altogether 16lb 10oz.

Plate measures 13" by 9".


This book press is in good working condition considering age and use - please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description.


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