Catalogue Number: 2243
Spectacle fitting and optical dispensing
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: SASIENI Lindsay Sidney
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1950
Edition: 1st Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Hammond, Hammond & Co
Description Of Item: Original dark blue cloth cover, 294 pages, 240 illustrations in text, 2 appendices, index. Blind stamp on front fly leaf for W E Wood and Co Opticians, Melbourne. 240 mm x 140 mm.
Historical Significance: This book illustrates the style of spectacle frames in use in the late 1940s to early 1950s (eg see Figs 133-136). This was a standard text on optical dispensing in the 1950s. Sasieni was a Fellow of the British Optical Association and of the Spectacle Makers Company and was in the 1950s senior refractionist at the London Refraction Hospital (now the Institute of Optometry), a registered charity established in 1922. It operates a clinic and provides postgraduate clinical training and continuing education. This book a second and better copy of the one catalogued at Cat No. 776. The book L S Sasieni Spectacle fitting and optical dispensing 1950 (Cat nos 776 )2243) has an informative chapter (ch 2) on frame rules and one (ch 5) on devices for face measurements.
How Acquired: Donated by Ross Harris, honorary life member of the College
Date Acquired: July 2013
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note