Some call this effect 'pseudo-solarisation' because the visual effect is somewhat similar to solarisation.
The following passage seems to have come from:  where it is credited to Edwin Buffaloe.
"As early as 1857 William L. Jackson noted the effect but it was first described in print by H. de la Blanchere in 1859 in L’Art du Photographe. It was described again in 1860 by L.M. Rutherford and C.A. Seely, separately, in successive issues of The American Journal of Photography, and in the same year by Count Schouwaloff in the French publication Cosmos. By rights the phenomenon should have been christened the Blanchere Effect, for it was not described by Sabattier until later in 1860 in Cosmos. Sabatier must have been aware of Schouwaloff's earlier paper in the same publication, but he makes no mention of it. Sabatier’s 1860 paper, and another published in 1862 in the Bulletin de Societe Francaise de Photographie, seem to have garnered the lion’s share of publicity, and the effect has borne his name ever since."