Catalogue Number: 2129
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: SCHIFFER Nancy C
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2000
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Pennsylvania, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Schiffer Publishing Co
Description Of Item: Illustrated dust wrapper, illustrated board covers, 192 pages, copiously illustrated in colour. Library sticker on front fly leaf for J lloyd Hewett collection in the Nathan Library of the Australian College of Optometry. ACO and Nathan Library rubber stamping. The book is divided into sections: Earliest eyewear (European and Chinese including very nice illustrations of leather spectacles), 18th C, 19th C (with sub-sections on lorgnettes, pince-nez and specialised glasses) and 20th C. There is a bibliography and an index.
Historical Significance: The author's interest is in the cutural and artistic aspects of eyewear and the book contains a great number of beautiful images of eyewear from ancient times to recent with emphasis on the unusual and exotic.
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection