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Spectacles Legendary and Historical
Rakusen, C. P.
Asia: China, Nanking
paper; cardboard; card
overall: 254 mm x 180 mm

Bound volume of journal articles, correspondence (in English and Chinese), memoranda, transcripts, press cuttings and notes compiled by the American optometrist Dr Charlesworth P. Rakusen OD, DOS relating to his studies during the mid 1930s into the history of Chinese spectacles. Red binding with gold-coloured lettering on front cover. Includes Dr Rakusen's business card pasted to the inside front cover, a typescript of 'Etiology of myopia' by C. Hyatt Wollf, a reprint of the article 'Spectacles, Legendary and Historical' by Charles King Haynes OD (AJO 9 1), 'Further Notes on Chinese Astronomy' by Herbert Chatley, 'How Optical Glass is made' (Optician 25.10.1935), correspondence with Charles Haynes, Wu Lien-Teh, Herbert Chatley, Henry Huizinga, Arthur de C Sowerby, Dr K. Chimin Wong, John C. Ferguson, L.Z. Yuan, the Chinese Medical Association, W. B. Pettus of the College of Chinese Studies and Dr Eugene Chan of Cheeloo University, press cuttings from the Shanghai Evening Post and Mercury by L.Z.Yuan and Shanghai Morning Post, article 'The History of Spectacles in China' by H. T. Pi.


Gift of Mr Lind, 2014

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