British Optical Association Library and Museum Catalogue
London, British Optical Association, 1932
(26 cm), xv (1), 335 (1) pp., with 843 illustrations on 75 plates (further 50 illustrations printed with text). Publisher’s quarter-leather binding. - Part I only (two further volumes of the catalogue were published, in 1935 and 1957). 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. The Association was voluntarily disbanded in 1980, and the library transferred to the College of Optometrists. ¶ Back sunned; leather scuffed. Good, unmarked copy.