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Book Description

A scarce First edition of this wonderful Victorian handbook intended for the public giving simple instruction on errors of refraction, the commoner diseases, preserving eyesight, and the testing of sight. Bound in original hardback, with gilt and black decorations to the red cloth. [8], 63, [1]pp. 170 x 105 mm (6¾ x 4¼ inches). 'The Gentlewoman' a weekly illustrated newspaper for women founded in 1890, and published in London, said the following about this work: "Bearing in mind the importance of good sight and the terrible infliction blindness is, it is astounding that people of intelligence take as little care in the selection of glasses. Mr. F. J. Bluett, an Experienced Ophthalmic Optician, in his work on Defective Vision gives some useful hints on Short-sight, Long-sight, Astigmatism, &c., and indicates the best glasses to he worn in each case." Condition: Slight fading at head of spine, and on spine side of back board. Front and back end papers are darkened. Ownership in ink to FFEP reads: 'Mrs Hudleston, Hutton John'. She was the wife of Ferdinand Hudleston, and lived at Hutton John - a large fortified manor house, near Penrith in Cumbria.
Author F.J. Bluett
Date 1891
Binding Hardback
Publisher London: Rundle & Dore
Condition Very good
Pages 63

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