Catalogue Number: 1995
Fashions in eyeglasses
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: CORSON Richard
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2011
Edition: 3rd impression
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Peter Owen Publishers
Description Of Item: Original pictorial dustwrapper, original maroon cloth cover. 336 pages. Frontispiece and two other preliminary plates plus 134 numbered black and white illustrations.
Historical Significance: This book covers spectacle frame design from the 14th to 21st C. The book was originally published in 1967: this is the third printing and includes a supplement from the 1980 impression (provided by Nick Pearson) and a supplement to this 2011 printing (provided by Caroline Cox). It is an informative book and useful for identification and dating of spectacle frames. The Museum also holds the first edition 1967 Cat No. 1995 in the books of historical note collection.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (Amazon Books)
Date Acquired: Feb 2012
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection