Visual optics and sight testing

Catalogue Number: 1442
Visual optics and sight testing
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Lionel LAURANCE
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1926
Edition: 3rd Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: The School of Optics Limited
Description Of Item: Original green cloth, 502 pages, 166 figures in text. Sticker of V Simon (prominent NSW optometrist in the mid 20th C) on front paste down and signature of WA Jones Oriental Bay on front fly leaf
Historical Significance: Lionel Laurance (1856-1936) was an important English optometric educator who wrote several text books on sight testing and optics that were widely used by optometrists in the early 20thC. The museum holds the 1st edition Cat No 282, 2nd edition Cat No 281 and the 4th edition Cat No 756. See Fisher EJ Lionel Laurance - a pioneer teacher. Optom Vis Sci 1989; 66:484.
How Acquired: Donated by Tony Simon, NSW optometrist, son of Victor Simon, a prominent optometrist in NSW mid 20thC
Date Acquired: Feb 2010
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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