British Optical Association Library and Museum Catalogue § Catalogue. Volume II
London, British Optical Association, 1932; 1935
Two volumes (26 cm), I: xv (1), 335 (1) pp., with 843 illustrations on 75 plates (further 50 illustrations printed with text). II: (8) 138 pp., illustrations. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Founded in 1901 by the British Optical Association, the Library grew steadily, absorbing the private collections R.S. Clay, A.W. Oxbrow, and J.H. Sutcliffe, and in 1926, with assistance of the Carnegie Trust, it commenced an ambitious programme of acquisitions, leading to a third volume of the catalogue, published 1957 (not present here). The Association was voluntarily disbanded in 1980, and the library transferred to the College of Optometrists. ¶ Pencil annotations in some margins; small piece of wrapper spine missing (vol. 2). Good copies.