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An essay on visual glasses, (vulgarly called spectacles) : wherein it is shewn from the principles of optics, and the nature of the eye, that the common structure of those glasses is contrary to the rules of art, to the nature of things, &c. and very prejudicial to the eyes. The nature of vision in the eye explained, and glasses of a new construction proposed. The whole illustrated by a large copper plate print

Title
An essay on visual glasses, (vulgarly called spectacles) : wherein it is shewn from the principles of optics, and the nature of the eye, that the common structure of those glasses is contrary to the rules of art, to the nature of things, &c. and very prejudicial to the eyes. The nature of vision in the eye explained, and glasses of a new construction proposed. The whole illustrated by a large copper plate print / By B. Martin.
Author
Martin, Benjamin, 1705-1782.
Publication
London : printed for the author, and sold at his house, 1760.

Details

Description
28 p., [1] folded leaf of plates; 21 cm. (8vo)
Subjects
Note
  • Signatures: A-C⁴ [D]²
  • "A catalogue of philosophical, optical, and mathematical instruments, made and sold by Benjamin Martin, ...": p.[25]-28.
Indexed In (note)
  • ESTC
Call Number
*C p.v. 2449
Author
Martin, Benjamin, 1705-1782.
Title
An essay on visual glasses, (vulgarly called spectacles) : wherein it is shewn from the principles of optics, and the nature of the eye, that the common structure of those glasses is contrary to the rules of art, to the nature of things, &c. and very prejudicial to the eyes. The nature of vision in the eye explained, and glasses of a new construction proposed. The whole illustrated by a large copper plate print / By B. Martin.
Imprint
London : printed for the author, and sold at his house, 1760.
Edition
The fifth edition.
Indexed In:
ESTC T025320.
Research Call Number
*C p.v. 2449
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