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A Library of Sights and Visions

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British Optical Association Museum and Library,

The College of Optometrists

42 Craven Street

London

WC2N 5NG

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A unique chance to view the historic book collection of the College of Optometrists, including books on the workings of the eye, the science of optics, ocular disease and ophthalmic surgery. Originally gathered by the British Optical Association in Edwardian times and greatly augmented with the help of the microscope historian T. H. Court in the 1920s, the collection includes a 1st Edition of Newton's 'Opticks' (1704) and many other visual treats. The Curator will take books from the shelves especially for this group and turn the pages of volumes that are rarely seen, except by specialist researchers. This visit will also allow time to visit the British Optical Association Museum within the same professional headquarters building.

Tickets are free but must be prebooked.

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British Optical Association Museum and Library,

The College of Optometrists

42 Craven Street

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WC2N 5NG

United Kingdom

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