Early American Specs. An exciting collectible

Catalogue Number: 1142
Early American Specs. An exciting collectible
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1974
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Glendale, California
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Occidental Publishing Company
Description Of Item: Colour printed dust cover, maroon cloth covers with embossed gold letter title and author name. 188 pages, numerous black and white illustrations in text, glossary and bibilography
Historical Significance: This book has 14 chapters on terminology, early history of spectacles and optometry, lorgnettes, pince nez, monocles, magnifiers, safety lenses, sunglasses, groovy glasses, contact lenses and advice to collectors
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: 2009
Condition: Good
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection

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