THOMIN, [Marc].

Instruction sur l’Usage des Lunettes ou conserves, pour toutes sortes de vues. Marques auxquelles on peut connoître si les vues longues ordinaires ont besoin de conserves ou lunettes, des verres convexes qui leur conviennes, & des verres concaves qui sont propres avec vues courtes…

A Paris: Chez Claude Lamesle…1746

12mo, 130 pages, 1 leaf (Approbation). Contemporary speckled calf, very nicely rebacked, gilt edges, marbled endpapers. Top of upper margin of title excised, small blank piece of title excised and restored, two library stamps at top of title and partly in upper margin of following leaf.

FIRST EDITION. “Written for the general public by an optician and mirror-maker, this treatise discusses the preservation of vision and the use of spectacles for the correction of imperfect sight. The corrective properties of various convex and concave lenses are described” (Becker catalogue 374). Albert, Norton & Hurtes, Source Book of Ophthalmology, 2288.


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