Spectacles and other vision aids: A History and Guide to Collecting. J. William Rosenthal.

Spectacles and other vision aids: A History and Guide to Collecting.

Publisher Information: San Francisco: Norman, 1996. This magnificently illustrated and beautifully designed work is the most comprehensive history ever written on the development of spectacles and other vision aids in Europe, America, Japan, and China. With over 780 photographs, of which 310 are in color, Dr. Rosenthal illustrates and analyzes the historical development of a wide variety of vision aids, from spectacles to opera glasses, tracing their development from antiquity to the present day. No other work has covered the field of vision aids on this grand a scale nor provided such magnificent illustrations of such a variety of specimens. 552 pp. 781 illus., 310 in color. 8 " 11". Index. Bibliography. Cloth, dust jacket, acid-free paper. Book Id: 31395
ISBN: 0930405714

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