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Slim volume probably written in Germany around 1875 is comprised of formulas and instructions for creating gold, lead, and silver alloys. The volume is written in German and attributed to Joachim Mikaelsen. Formulaic metal combinations for creating various forms of colored gold such as red and green are in the volume. Color variations of gold over red and red gilding are also recorded. Various formulas for gilding, metal colors, plating, silvering, and soldering are in the volume. There are instructions for aqua regia, electrolytic processes or galvanic gilding, and to creating modeling wax. The last leaf of the volume is a table regarding calculations for gold coin alloys. Written in a different hand on the title page: [geschrieben] von Joachim [Mikaelsen]. Paper covers are semi-detached.
Sold by Susanne Schulz-Falster Rare Books (Woodstock, United Kingdom), 2019.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- September 2019
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