Catalogue Number: 63
Spectacles and eye glasses: Their forms, mounting, and proper adjustment
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: PHILLIPS, R.J
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1902
Edition: 3rd edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Philadephia
Publisher/Manufacturer: P. Blakiston's Son & Co.
Description Of Item: Original decorated olive cloth cover; 109 pp. Orginally owned by Melbourne optometist Harold Ternes with his rubber stamp on front fly leaf.
Historical Significance: Phillips was an ophthalmic surgeon and adjunct professor of diseases of the eye in the Philadelphia Polyclinic and College for Graduates in Medicine. This book was written as a class text. It covers the materials and cosmesis of spectacles, spectacle fitting, prescription of frames, checking and adjustment of glasses. It was written because textbooks on refraction 'remain almost devoid of reference to the subject of fitting spectacles and the 'scant literature is scattered through optician's trade publications' . The second edition is also held in the archive See Catalogue No 53.
How Acquired: Donated by
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection