Catalogue Number: 56
Atlas of external diseases of the eye
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: RAMSAY, Andrew Maitland
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1898
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Glasgow
Publisher/Manufacturer: James MacLehose and Sons
Description Of Item: Original olive green cloth, 4to, pp. xvi, 195 pages and 48 chromolithographed and photogravure plates. The chromolithographs were produced by Maclagan & Cumming after photographs taken and colored by A.H. Geyer. The eighteen photogravures were prepared by the well-known Glasgow firm of T. & R. Annan" (Becker). Becker Catalogue 310. Albert, Norton & Hurtes 1884.
Historical Significance: Andrew Maitland Ramsay (1859-1946) was a prominent Glasgow ophthalmic surgeon, whose fame justly rests on this atlas, one of the finest productions of its kind. Illustrated with thirty chromolithographs and eighteen photogravures, the plates illustrate cases Ramsay observed at the Glasgow Eye Infirmary.
How Acquired: Donated by
Condition: Fair, spine breaking
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection