London: W. & G. Foyle Ltd [ circa 1926 ]. First Edition. , 273 pages. 8vo. 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Publisher's blue cloth gilt. With 252 illustrations and an engraved frontipiece of Ernst Abbe with facsimile signature. Frontispiece portrait of Abbe toned (as normal). Frontispiece tissue protector nearly detached and also browned. Rear Zeiss Works plate mis-folded but still sound. Previous owner name "Louis Flory" in several places. A touch of staining to the foreedge in a few places. A sound reading copy. Good. Cloth. 
Zeiss made and continues to make some of the best optics in the world. This book will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about it's history, technology and personalities.