Vision: its optical defects, and the adaptation of spectacles

Catalogue Number: 45
Vision: its optical defects, and the adaptation of spectacles
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: FENNER, Christopher Smith
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1875
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Philadelphia
Publisher/Manufacturer: Lindsay & Blakiston
Description Of Item: The book is hardcover, original wine cloth cover; 220 x 140mm with 229 pages including an appendix on instructions for the adaptation of spectacles and an index. The index is followed by a publisher's catalogue. After the appendix are selections from Jaeger's Test Types and there is a loose letter chart inside the back cover.
Historical Significance: Fenner is medically qualified and wrote other books including 'A treatise on the diseases of refraction and accommodation' (1873) and 'Resume of the modern views of the pathology and treatment of glaucoma' (1874)
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: 1989
Condition: Good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection

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