Catalogue Number: 2278
The optician's handbook
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
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 another copy No.246
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.
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection