With our highest compliments and utmost honors, Bay Colony Antiques is extremely proud to offer for sale this fantastic 18th century antique Oak book press. We’re always in the market for these but are pretty selective and only seek out the best of the best. It’s rare to find these on a stand and this example has the added benefit of having two drawers. The top drawer has a pierced brass pull and the bottom drawer has two brass knobs. The wood screw operates smoothly, and the plate is pretty big measuring 26” wide (24” between arms) x 14 3/4” deep. When fully open there’s 8 3/4” of useable height between the plates. We’ve only purchased 2 book presses in the last couple of years, and we didn’t end up selling either of them. My brother kept one for his personal collection, and the other went to some close friends of ours in Long Island. These are such cool objects, and they work very well in commercial settings, offices, & libraries. The overall dimensions of the press are 28 1/2” wide x 16 3/4” deep x 59” tall (68” fully open).