The atlas of pince-nez

Catalogue Number: 2038
The atlas of pince-nez
Category: Book
Author: LEACH Alan T
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2012
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Lightcliffe Halifax West Yorkshire UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: Self-published
Description Of Item: Unbound A4 sheets, colour printed, collected by a steel paper fastener. The Atlas is divided into three sections divided by heavy light green card, (1) Spring and rigid bridge pince-nez (65 pp) (2) Astigmatic pince-nez (30 pp) (3) Finger piece pince-nez (18 pp). The Atlas contains over 550 illustrations of pince-nez with a short description of each that includes the date of manufacture, the manufacturer and where known, the patent number
Historical Significance: Pince-nez were widely used from about 1840 to about 1940. There is a wide variety of designs of pince-nez that are comprehensively illustrated in this book. The author is a long-time member of the International Ophthalmic Antiques Collectors' Club. He was assisted by fellow members Ronald MacGregor, John Dixon-Salt, Willem Banninga and David Fleishman.
How Acquired: Donated by Alan Leach
Date Acquired: 11 June 2012
Condition: Fine
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 5

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