Catalogue Number: 2847
How glasses caught a killer and other stories of how optics changed the world
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: BAKER David
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2016
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: Feed a Read.com
Description Of Item: Paperback, printed cover, 234 x 150 mm, perfect binding, 222 pages. A collection of 49 short stories recounting curious and stories related to optometry, The front cover has an image of glazed real tortoiseshell wig spectacles with Ayscough (1750-1850) sides.
Historical Significance: Many of these stories were originally published in the UK magazine 'The Optician'. The author is an optometrist and freelance writer and since 2019 the editor of the Journal of the Ophthalmic Antiques International Collectors Club.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Optometry Museum
Date Acquired: April 2016
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection