Visual Optics

Catalogue Number: 100
Visual Optics
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: EMSLEY, H.H
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1948
Edition: 4th edition (Reprint)
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Hatton Press
Description Of Item: Original brown cloth, 647 pages and numerous figures. This book covers an outline of the eye and vision, visual acuity, refractive errors, accommodation and convergence, ophthalmoscopy, retinoscopy, keratometry, 5 chapters on binocular vision and two last chapters one on the schematic eye and the other on aberrations of the eye.
Historical Significance: Emsley was Head of the Applied Optics Department in the Northhampton Polytechnic within which an optometry course was taught, although the Polytechnic has now become City University and the Department is the Department of Optometry and Visual Science. This is a classic optometry student text, widely used until the 1960s. The first edition was published in 1936. Emsley held a BSc degree so the book tends to be quantitative although there is no hard maths. Editions held in this collection 1st 1936 Cat No 1083; 2nd 1939 Cat No 564; 3rd 1942 Cat No 1944; 4th 1946 Cat No 100 and 5th 1953 Cat No 566.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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