Catalogue Number: 246
The opticians's handbook
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Anon 'An ophthalmic surgeon'
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1895
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Guttenberg Press
Description Of Item: Original cloth, 134 pp, 55 illustrations in text plus advertisements.Kett also holds second copy in Aitken Collection No.2278. Pages (73) to 129 form an appendix by a 'practical optician' (see preface) not present in all copies of this book.
Historical Significance: A late 19th C manual for optometrists on refraction and the fitting of glasses published at the time the first examinations for optometrists were instigated by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers and the British Optical Association.
Condition: Fair, spine breaking
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note