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1994 cover scanned from my private collection


  • Vision and Visionaries
  • Opera and Field Glasses
  • The New Prism Glasses
  • Binoculars in peace and war
  • Modern binoculars
  • Old binoculars today
  • Glossary
  • Further Reading and Places to Visit

Title: SHIRE ALBUM: Binoculars, Opera Glasses and Field Glasses, Book No. 317
Author/Designer: Fred Watson
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1995
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., Princes Risbourough, UK
Language: English
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 0747802920

SUMMARY- All interior photographs are black-and-white, but I don't think that's particularly important in this case. You get a brief history of the development, and explanation of the mechanics, and an overview of the development of these important visual aids.

I love that they always give you a list of further reading and places you can visit to help satisfy your curiosity on the subject. If I were ever able to take a real vacation, I would do it with a handful of these books in hand!