Catalogue Number: 600
The ABC of fitting glasses: a manual for opticians
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: ALLEN Edmund T
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 plum cloth cover, 100 pages, diagrams in text. Old ownership library label for Henry M Reed (Book No 143) on front paste down.
Historical Significance: This is an early but basic textbook on refraction and fitting glasses with notes on eye physiology and diseases.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (ABEBOOKS $60)
Date Acquired: Feb 2008
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note