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of their opinions. The prize will be a gold medal of 300 francs, value ; but as a further stimolus, the society wilī, if there be opportunity, award gold medals of 100 francs value, to the memoirs which may most nearly obtain the prize, and silver medals of emulation. The concourse will close on the 30th September, 1821. The memoirs, written in French or Latin, to be sent carriage free before then to the Secrétaire Général de la Société de Médecine, Rue St, Adoi, No. 59.
Lithography.-Mr. J. Ruthven, of Edinburgh, has succeeded in constructing a press, on the new principle of his patent, which answers most perfectly for printing from stone. It is free from the disadvantages that have hitherto attended lithographic presses, and promised to render the art very generally adopted throughout England. Any degree of pressure is at once brought to bear on the stone by means of the lever. The roller is found to clean the stone from the printing ink at each impression, and the labour of winding the bed through is much less than by the method hitherto used. By this machine, a greater number of impressions may be taken in a day than furinerly. One of them has been for some time at work in London, at the lithographic establishment of Mr. Willick, Dartmouth-street, Westminster, where it may be seen by the admirers of this interesting art. The press has also the advantage of being equally applicable to copperplate printing.
Grand Map.-On the summit of the mountain of Ménilla-Horgue, in the department of the Meuse, there is at present an establishment of geographic engineers, appointed to draw up a grand map of France. At night fires are kindled which correspond with other points, and serve for the trigonometrical arrangement.
Process for imitating Oriental Manuscripts.- Mr. Demanne and Mr. Gaulter, secretary adjunct in the school of Oriental Languages at Paris, have just made a discovery which will have great influence on the civilization of the East. At a late sitting of the Academy of Sciences and Belles Lettres, these gentlemen presented the result of a process, by means of which they have succeeded in imitating oriental manuscripts, so as to deceive the most experienced eye. They have obtained certificates signed by several professors and learned orientalists, who can testify the importance of their invention to the study of languages, and to the progress of knowledge in the Levant. They have just published a prospectus, in which they announce the select works of Saadi, the most ingenious of the Persian poets. Instrument for making perspective Drawings.
M. Jeturacher de Aurach, major-general in the Austrian service, has invented a very ingenious instrument, which he calls a querographer, by means of which a person is able to draw in perspective with the greatest accuracy, and employ the various tints according to the rules of chiuro-scuro. In the first part of a work which he has published on the subject, he gives a description of the instrument, which is of very simple construction. In the second he shews its use, and how it is to be applied to every kind of perspective.
Method to restore the white in Paintings.-M. Thepared has applied his oxygenated water, with great effect, for this purpose. The whites are often rendered brown, or even black, where paintings are acted on by sulphurous vapours, especially by sulpburized hydrogen, which is very abundant in soine situations. Recollecting that the oxygenated water converted black sulphurate of lead into a white sulphurate, he furnished an artist who wished to restore a design of Raphael's with some of it. By applying it with a pencil, the spots were instantly removed.
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