Fashions in eyeglasses

Catalogue Number: 2440
Fashions in eyeglasses
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: CORSON Richard
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1967
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Peter Owen Publishers
Description Of Item: Original pictorial dustwrapper, original maroon cloth cover. 336 pages. Frontispiece and two other preliminary plates plus 134 numbered black and white illustrations.
Historical Significance: This book covers spectacle frame design from the 14th to 21st C. A later edition 2011, the third printing (Cat No. 1995) includes a supplement from the 1980 impression (provided by Nick Pearson) and a supplement to this 2011 printing (provided by Caroline Cox). It is an informative book and useful for identification and dating of spectacle frames
How Acquired: Purchased by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Condition: Mint
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection

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