Beer, Georg Josef 1763-1821] "An experienced Oculist"
ART OF PRESERVING THE SIGHT unimpaired to extreme old age; and of Re-Establishing and Strengthening It When It Becomes Weak. To which are added Observations on the Inconveniences and Dangers Arising from the Use of Common Spectacles. By An Experieced Oculist.
Henry Colburn 5th edition
Copperplate frontispiece dated 1824 with 4 illustrations.
Duodecimo original grained tan cloth with original printed spine label (recased and spine underlaid/tips worn/corners slightly bumped) Frontispiece + xi (2 leaves of preface in facsimile) +(1p =blank) +259pp +p blank +pp = publisher's book list. Inscription on flyleaf recording purchase in 1835 by Richard Barber.Newer endpapers and text Pages uncut with one or two unopened,variable foxing, mostly only marginal. *The author was at the Vienna School of Ophthalmology which was the the foremost experimental teaching venue and one of the oldest establishments specializing in eye care. He warns against the use of spectacles, how to rest the eyes etc. Scarce.
Price: GBP 75.00 or USD 98.00
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