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    Donders, F[rans] C[ornelius]. On the Anomalies of Accommodation and Refraction of the Eye. With a Preliminary Essay on Physiological Dioptrics. London: The New Sydenham Society [J.W. Roche], 1864. 8vo. [8], a1, b1, 1-39 8 , 40 6 . xx, 635, [1]. Full old brown cloth, re-backed with orig. spine laid-on, embossed ruling and paneling on boards, with gilt bust in center of front board, corners worn. Original spine overlaid upon new, with title in gilt lettering. All edges red. Light foxing, otherwise a very nice copy. One full page table plus numerous text illustrations throughout. First edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $300.00

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    Frans Cornelius Donders (1818-89), a native of Tilburg, Holland, began his career as an army surgeon but from 1862 on he concentrated upon physiology and ophthalmology. He was a prolific author who published mainly in Dutch, although his more important works have appeared in English, French and German translations and include a volume on the physiology of stuttering.  The work offered here is considered to be his greatest.  "This work is of the highest importance in the field of physiological optics.  It contains Donders' explanation of astigmatism, his definitions of aphakia and hypermetropia, his sharp distinctions between myopia and hypermetropia, etc.," - Morton, p.802.

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