Catalogue Number: 4107
An Encyclopedia-Dictionary and Reference Handbook of the Ophthalmic Sciences
Author: Knowles, R. H.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1903
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York City
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Jewelers' Circular Publishing Co.
Description Of Item: Original dark blue cloth. 240 x 170 mm191 pages plus 1 page addenda and 1 page of advertisements, Unnumbered B & W diagrams and illustrations in text
Historical Significance: This book provides another useful picture of the level of knowledge in the ophthalmic sciences at the beginning of the 20th century. Knowles held an MD degree and is author of other books including ' Eye defects: how to detect and correct them' (see cat. numbers 108, 3225) , "Practical optics" and the "The science and art of refraction". These book were published by an optical manufacturing company as promotion and to educate its clientele of opticians, optometrists and ophthamic medical practitioners.
How Acquired: Donated by Peter Dwyer Optometrist
Date Acquired: Nov 2021
Condition: Very good. Light surface blemishes on cloth on front and back covers
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection