Catalogue Number: 2517
Fashions in eyeglasses
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: CORSON Richard
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1967
Edition: 1st edition
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Peter Owen Ltd
Description Of Item: Original green cloth covers with gold decorative motif on the front. 287 pages, 121 black and white figures, 75 black and white plates. Label on front paste down indication the book was donated by M Aitken.
Historical Significance: The Hewett collection holds a good copy of the 3rd edition (Cat No. 1995). This book covers spectacle frame design from the 14th to 21st C. It is an informative book and useful for identification and dating of spectacle frames as well as informing change in the design of spectacles over the centuries.
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: 1977
Condition: Good except for library stickers and stamps
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note