An atlas of the history of spectacles

Catalogue Number: 984
An atlas of the history of spectacles
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: POULET William (Translated by Frederick C Blodi)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1978
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Bonn
Publisher/Manufacturer: Wayenborgh
Description Of Item: Blue cloth cover. 396 pages, numerous black and white and colour plates illustrating over 2000 spectacles and related items from earliest times to mid 19thC, with brief descriptions in a section at the end of the book.
Historical Significance: This print is a trade edition and is a reprint of the original letterbound version.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (Werner Weismuller, Germany, for $AUD180)
Date Acquired: Sept 2008
Condition: Fine
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection

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