Illustrated Catalogue of Spectacles and Eyeglasses, in 8-K, 10-K and 14-K gold, platinum, silver, alumnico, Roman alloy, German silver, filled gold, steel, frameless, etc., etc. Lenses, trial sets and material
by American Optical Company
Southbridge, Mass, 1894. Hardcover. Good +. Lavishly illustrated early catalogue of the oldest American optical company, founded in 1833, and the inventor of the first steel rimmed eyeglasses in the US.Small 4to, 96, 28pp, illustrations throughout. Original dark brown gilt cloth binding, with gilt wire rim spectacles as front cover decoration. Covers marked, rubbed, cloth at spine with short splits, loss top edge rear cover. Rear end paper with a laid in printed update form, with old and new numbers for AO Co. straps. Covers a little beat up; front end paper loose. OCLC: 2584822 records 5 copies. (Inventory #: 22196)
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