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Karl Johann A.T. Scheerer
SCHEERER, Karl Johann August Theodor.

SCHEERER, Karl Johann August Theodor.
(1813 - 1875)

(Born: Berlin, Germany, 28 August 1813; Died: Dresden, Germany, 19 July 1875) German metallurgist & chemist.

Doctor of philosophy, University of Berlin, 1840, Scheerer was chief metallurgist at Modum, Norway from 1833 to 1839. From 1841 to 1847 he was lecturer on mineralogy, metallurgy and fabrication at the University of Christiana, Norway. He became professor of chemistry at the Freiberg Bergakademie in 1848. Member of the Königl. Sachs. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften.

Biographical references: American Journal of Science: 110 (1875), 320. DBA: II 1135, 151-157. Poggendorff: 2, cols. 777-79 & 3, 1179-80. Schaedler, Biographisch Handwörterbuch, 1891: 112. WBI.

1. German, 1840.
De Fossilium Allanit, Orthit, Cerin, Gadolinit que Natura et Indole. Berol., 1840.

8°: Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: Poggendorff: 2, cols. 777-79.

2. German, 1854.
Der | Paramorphismus | Und | Seine Bedeutung | In Der | Chemie, Mineralogie, Und Geologie. | [short rule] | Von | Dr. Theodor Scheerer, | Professor an der Königl. Sächsischen Bergakademie zu Freiburg. | [tapered rule] | Braunschweig, | Druck Und Verlag Von Friedrich Vieweg Und Sohn. | 1854.

8°: xv, 128, [2] p.

Very scarce. Paramorphism and pseudomorphs. Another researcher who extended the research in to mineral alterations was Theodor Scheerer, who authored Der Paramorphismus und seine Bedeutung in die Chemie, Mineralogie, und Geologie (Braunschweig, 1854). Here Scheerer differentiated a peculiar condition that he called 'paramorphism' where in a mineral having one general exterior form incases constituents having a different cyrstalline character. For example, he describes a natrolite crystal from Norway that normally would be an orthorhombic mineral but had an exterior form that was monoclinic in habit. Other examples are the change of aragonite to calcite (both CaCO3) at a certain temperature or the paramorphs of rutile after brookite (both TiO2) from Magnet Cove, Arkansas.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC: 524, 415-6 [NS 0190029].

3. German, 1857.
Bemerkkungen und Beobachtungen über Afterkrystalle ... Besonderer Abdruck aus dem Handwörterbuche der reinen und angewandten Chemie, begründet von Liebig, Poggendorff und Wöhler. Brauschweig, 1857.

8°:

Very scarce. Pseudomorphs.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC [no copy listed].

4. German, 1851 [First edition].
Löthrohrbuch. Eine anleitung zum gebrauch des löthrohrs, nebst beshreibung der vorzüglichsten löthrohrgebläse ... von Dr. Theodore Scheerer ... Mit zusätzen versehener abdruck zweier aufsätze aus dem "Handwörterbuck der reinen und angewandten Chemie von Liebig, Poggendorff und Wöhler und Holbe." Mit in den Text eingedruckten Holzschnitten. Brauschweig: F. Vieweg und sohn, 1851.

8°: vi, [3], 113 p., illus., tables.

Very scarce. Blowpipe.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC: 524, 415-6 [NS 0190027].

5. German, 1857 [2nd edition].
Löthrohrbuch. Eine anleitung zum gebrauch des Löthrohrs, sowie zum Studium des Verhaltens der Metalloxyde, der Metalle und der Mineralien vor dem Löthrohre, nebst Beschreibung der vorzüglichsten Löthrohrgebläse. Für Chemiker, Mineralogen, Metallurgen, Metallarbeiter und andere Techniker ... von Dr. Theodor Scheerer ... Zweite vermehrte Auflage. Brauschweig: F. Vieweg und sohn, 1857.

8°: ix, 293 p.

Very scarce. Blowpipe.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC: 524, 415-6 [NS 0190027].

6. English, 1856 [English transl., 1st edition].
An Introduction to the Use of the Mouth-Blowpipe; together with a Description of the Blowpipe Characters of the more Important Minerals. Translated and compiled by Henry F. Blanford. London, Williams & Norgate, 1856.

8°: x, 234 p., illus.

Very scarce. Translation by the English geologist Henry Francis Blanford [1834-1893] of Löthrohrbuch (1st ed., Braunschweig, 1851).

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC: 524, 415-6 [NS 0190023].

7. English, 1864 [English transl., 2nd edition].
An Introduction to the Use of the Mouth-Blowpipe by Dr. Theodore Scheerer, to which is Added a Description of the Blowpipe Characters of the more Important Minerals. By Henry F. Blanford. Second edition. London, Williams & Norgate, 1864.

8°: x, 234 p., illus.

Very scarce. Translation by the English geologist Henry Francis Blanford [1834-1893] of Löthrohrbuch (1st ed., Braunschweig, 1851).

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC: 524, 415-6 [NS 0190024].

8. English, 1875 [English transl., 3rd edition].
An Introduction | To The Use Of The | Mouth-Blowpipe | By | Dr. Theodore Scheerer; | To Which Is Added | A Description Of The Blowpipe Characters | Of The More Important Minerals. | By | Henry R. Blanford, F.G.S. | Third Edition, revised. | London: | Frederic Norgate, | 17, Bedford Street, Covent Garden; | Williams & Norgate, 20, Frederick Street, Edinburgh. | [short rule] | 1875.

8°: π6 1-148 154 161; 223l.; [i]-x, [2], [1]-234 p., illus., tables. Page size: 165 x 102  mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Half title page, "An Introduction | To The Use Of The | Mouth-Blowpipe," verso blank.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso "Hertford: Printed by Stephen Austin and Sons."; [v]-vi, "Preface To The First Edition."; [vii]-x, "Index."; [1 pg], "Part I."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-94, Text.; [95], "Part II."; [96], Blank.; 97-234, Text.

Very scarce. Translation by the English geologist Henry Francis Blanford [1834-1893] of ?????? (18??).

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC: 524, 415-6 [NS 0190025].

9. English, 1869 [English transl., American edition].
The Blowpipe Manual. By Dr. Theodore Scheerer ... translated by William S. Clark. Amherst: Storrs & McCloud, 1869.

12°: viii, 10-84 p., tables.

Very scarce. Translation by the American educator William Smith Clark [1826-1886] of Löthrohrbuch (2nd ed., Braunschweig, 1857).

Bibliographical references: NUC: 524, 415-6 [NS 0190020].

10. German, 1866.
Akademische Bilder aus dem alten Freiberg zum hundertjährigen Jubilaum der Bergakademie. Freiberg, 1866.

16°: 128 p., illus.

Very scarce. Freiberg, Germany - Bergakademie.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC: 524, 415-6 [NS 0190018].

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