Collectible eyeglasses

Catalogue Number: 1820
Collectible eyeglasses
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: CRESTIN-BILLET Frederique (Translated by Jonathon Sly)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2004
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: France
Publisher/Manufacturer: Flammarion
Description Of Item: Illustrated paper cover, 373 pages including 39 pages of historical introduction plus advertisements. Striking colour illustrations on nearly every page of spectacles from early times to modern including a range of antique eyeglasses, lorgnettes etc as well as sports glasses and novelty spectacles.
Historical Significance: The French edition was published in 2003.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (Abe Books $20)
Date Acquired: April 2011
Condition: Mint
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection

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