The ABC of fitting glasses: a manual for opticians

Catalogue Number: 1334
The ABC of fitting glasses: a manual for opticians
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: ALLEN Edmund Turney
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1897
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago, Ill
Publisher/Manufacturer: Geo Hazlitt and Co
Description Of Item: Original blue cloth cover, 100 pages, 1 page of advertisements of books by the same author. Black and white diagrams in text. A few neat hand-written notations in margins. Errata leaf at page 99
Historical Significance: This is a basic textbook on refraction and fitting glasses with chapters on eye physiology and diseases, muscular asthenopia and heterophoria. It also has a chapter on higher prisms as an aid in the treatment of incurables. Edmund Allen has the qualifications of MD and PhD. A second copy of this book (Cat No 600) is held in the books of historical note collection in the Archives room.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (ABEBOOKS)
Date Acquired: Feb 2008
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection

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