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James Sowerby, Meteorolites, 1812. Found in Scotland, Yorkshire and Ireland. Hand-colored engraving. © Natural History Museum.
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a continuation from neither direct nor conclusive.

not much can be done with this poor rendering of George Scharf’s lithograph of a fossilized Hybodus basanus, taken without permission from the b&w scan of a copy in the National Library of Scotland, in Gale/Cengage 19th Century UK Periodicals.

At lower left, the faint words “Hullmandel’s Patent Lithotint from Nature by G. Scharf.”

of George Johann Scharf (1788-1860), there’s wikipedia for a start, leading to much else. He worked for Darwin (before a falling out, over price) and for many others.

of Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850), quite a lot more, starting with a brief entry in wikipedia, which points to Michael Twyman’s fine entry on Hullmandel in the Oxford DNB. Twyman describes lithotint thus: “patented in 1840[,], this was a technically exacting process which allowed artists to work on stone with washes of diluted ink much as they could on paper.”

posted here for completeness’s sake.
 Materie. Parool/Life, by Lapp R.E., 1965 via hoolawhoop

Film still, Game, 1976
James Nares

Alfred Ehrhardt
Beryll, Minas Geraes, Brasilien, 1938/39
Gelatin Silver Print, 49.7 x 29.9 cm
this is in accordance with what might be expected.



Plate XVII, illustrating E. Hatschek and A. L. Simon, “Gels in Relation to Ore Deposition.” Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy 21 (1912): 451-480

Presents the authors’ efforts to achieve in the laboratory, something like the conditions by which “many features of the occurrence of gold in quartz” could be explained.  Discussion of each figure (reducing agent + appearance), along with epigram (at top), at 
page 454

Orientation as printed.


Duane Michals, I Build a Pyramid, 1978

Vía: Rosendo Cid
Out of the Sky: An Introduction to Meteoritics by H.H. Nininger, Dover, NY, 1952 via Stopping off Place
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