Catalogue Number: 3234
Colour-blindness and colour-perception
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: EDRIDGE-GREEN, Frederick William
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1909
Edition: 2nd edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co
Description Of Item: Original embossed red cloth,190 x 135 mm, gold stamped on spine, 321 pages plus an index and a multiple page list of the publisher's publications. It has 3 colour plates, an index and an appendix. Bookplate for National Library / Australian Optometrical Association / ex Libris / Fred T Wright / 1882 1932 / The Wright Library.
Historical Significance: Edridge-Green was an ophthalmologist with a keen interest in colour blindness. He devised the Edridge-Green lantern test and took part in the debate about rail and sea colour vision standards in the 1890s. (see Cole, B L and Vingrys, A J. A survey and evaluation of lantern tests of color vision Amer J Optom & Physiol Optics 1082; 59: 346-374) . On the title page he is given the qualifications MD and FGS (Fellow of Geographical Soc?) and is described as a member of the international code of signals committee. See Br Med J. 1953 May 2;1(4817):998 for biography. The Museum hold a copy of the 1st edition 1891. See his other books Cat Nos. 76 and 182 and the Edridge-Green lantern test 1960 and 1901 Cat Nos 430 and 2566.
How Acquired: Donated by Optometry Australia (ex Wright Library)
Date Acquired: Jan 2017
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note