1885 Ad John Browning Platyscopic Lens Magnifying Glass Science Victorian YNM4


This is an original 1885 black and white print ad for Platyscopic Pocket Lenses that were made and sold by John Browning of 63 Strand, London, England during the Victorian era. The ad also features a customer testimonial from Grant Allen.

Please note the dimensions of this ad.


This 128+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.25 x 3 inches; 8 x 8 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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