Lippy, John, Jr and Edward L. Palder: Modern Chemical Magic
©1959 Stackpole Co., PA; Reprint 1984 Angriff Press
Paper, 164 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0913022320 (Angriff Press)
Modern Chemical Magic
Image courtesy GranHoudini

Comments: Some chemicals may be hard to find today, and some may be dangerous. Always proceed with caution! From what I can gather, "Chemical Magic" was originally published in 1930, and Modern Chemical Magic was an update in 1959. There have been several re-publications since then.

Contents:

1 Chapter I Chemical Magic with Liquids
1 Water to Wine
1 A Magic Pitcher of Grenadine
2 A Magic Pitcher of Bluing
2 Water to Sherry Wine
2 Sherry Wine to Water
3 A Magic Pitcher of Wine and Bluing
3 Pouring Red, White and Blue from the Same Pitcher
3 Pouring Red, Yellow and Black from the Same Pitcher
4 Pouring Blue, Gold and Red from the Same Pitcher
4 Pouring Nine Different Colors from the Same Pitcher
5 Water to Milk and Milk to Ink
5 Wine to Beer
6 A Chemical Clock
6 A Synthetic Cow
7 Conjuring Red from Blue
7 Water to Wine to Ink to Water
7 Pouring Ink and Milk from the Same Pitcher
8 Another Water to Wine
8 Character and Knowledge
9 Fugitive Color
10 Water to Milk
10 Water to Wine and Wine to Milk
10 A Magic Pitcher of Milk and Ink
11 Chemical Color Chase
11 Water to Wine
11 Multicolor with Flash Finish
12 Water to Beer
12 Rainbow Colors
13 Crème DeMenthe
14 By Command - Water to Ink
14 A Liquid from Solids
14 Chemical Ice
15 Chameleon Mineral
15 That Chameleon Mineral Again
15 Disappearing Whiskey
16 Solid to Liquid
16 Blue to Red, Green, Crimson or Purple
16 Green to Blue
16 Blue to Red

17 Chapter II Fun with Dry Ice

19 Chapter III Invisible Inks
19 Red
20 Blue
21 Black
21 Brown
22 Yellow
22 Green
23 Violet
23 Water Creates Visibility
23 Light Creates Visibility
24 Chameleon Pictures
24 Famous German Spy Formula
24 Vanishing Inks
25 Emergency Type Inks
25 Spirit Writing
26 A Magic Picture
26 A Magic Picture in Colors
27 Magic Blue Writing Paper
27 Magic Black Writing Paper
28 Writing That Disappears by Magic
28 Salt Writing
28 Old Glory Appears by Magic
28 The Mysterious Picture
28 The Answering Picture

30 Chapter IV Luminous Paints
30 Phosphorescent Glowing Paint
30 Orange Luminous Paint
30 Green Luminous Paint
31 Green Luminous Paint
31 Blue Luminous Paint
31 Blue Luminous Paint
31 Violet Luminous Paint
31 Deep Yellow Luminous Paint
32 A Few Comments
32 Red Luminous Paint
33 An Easy Luminous Paint
33 A Ghost Show Routine
37 Ghost Card
38 Ghost Coin
38 Spirit Answer
38 Mysterious Dice
39 Mystery Magazine
40 Mentally Speaking
41 Evil-Eye
41 Spooky Lights
42 Apparitions
43 Ghostly Faces
43 Ectoplasm
44 Seeing Ghosts
45 The Escaping Shadow

47 Chapter V Luminous Inks
47 Luminous Ink
48 Fluorescent Inks
48 Luminous Paste Inks

50 Chapter VI Daub
50 Magic Methods with Daub
52 Magic with Daub
53 Location
53 Take a Card

54 Chapter VII Magic with Flash Paper
54 Flash Paper
55 Colored Flash Paper
55 Colored Flash Paper
56 Dove Pan

58 Chapter VIII Fire Magic
58 Blue Fire
59 Red Fire
60 Green Fire
60 Yellow Fire
60 White Fire
61 Colored Flames
61 Water Starts a Fire
62 Ice Starts a Fire
62 The Exploding Hammer
62 Magic Sparks
63 Flash Powders
64 Serpent's Eggs
65 Some More Snakes
65 Burning Ice
65 Smoke Screen
66 The Hot Gin
66 Fired Liquid
66 Satan's Telegram
67 Think Fire
68 An Innovation
68 The Fire Bowl
68 Self-Lighted Candles
69 Self-Lighted Candles
69 A Magic Picture
69 Lighting a Cigarette with Ice
70 Candles Which Go Out

72 Chapter IX Fire Eating
72 Blowing a Paper on Fire
72 Flames from the Mouth
72 Eating Fire

75 Chapter X Magic With Slates
75 A Scientific Secret
76 The Spirit That Knows All
78 A Daring Volta Method
79 Dead or Alive Discovery
80 A Number Test
82 The Spirits Correct a Mistake
83 A Few Remarks
84 A Mind Reading Number Divination
87 Another No Flap Method
88 Spirits From China
89 Suffice To Say
89 Colored Chalk
89 For Children Only
90 Additional Ideas
90 One of the Three Little Pigs
91 The Rising Card
91 Novelty Balloon Stunt
91 Magic Hair Restorer
91 Other Ideas
92 Some Other Slate Writing Techniques

94 Chapter XI Chemical Cocktails
94 The Magic Soda Fountain
96 Sensational New Beer Powder
96 The Magic Soda Fountain

102 Chapter XII Chemical Stunts
102 A Chemical Smoke Screen
102 Magic Ice
103 How to Make Bones Elastic
103 How to Stretch and Egg
103 The Magic Handkerchief
104 Green Violets
104 An Obedient Egg
104 Water That Will Not Spill
105 The Mysterious Mothball

106 Chapter XIII Professional Magic
106 Patriotic Liquids and Silks
107 Magic Dyeing
109 Califaction of Handkerchiefs
109 Mystic Papers
110 The Bewitched Paper
111 Stage Size Out to Lunch Trick
112 The Chemical Garden
114 Magic Garden Seeds
114 Dry or Wet
114 Anti-Climax
114 Flaming Beauty
115 Reading Sealed Envelopes
115 Another Liquid - ?? - Solid
115 Writing With Fire
116 Spirit Photograph
116 The Spirits Reveal
117 Flash Pot
117 Dark Eyes
119 Revelation
120 Prediction
121 Misdirection
122 Bottle of Smoke
122 Production of Three Large Balloons from a Paper Cone
123 And More Balloons
124 Think! Ink!
126 Clock Reaction - Yellow
126 Clock Reaction - White
126 The Blackslider
127 The Money Maker
128 Magic Flowers
120 The Smoking Pipes
130 Smoke in the Bell Jar
130 The Atomic Bomb
131 The Magic Pipe
131 The Pirate Knife
132 The Spirit Glass
133 Magical Rainbow
133 The Smoking Hands
134 Gravant's Mental Mystery
135 Ink and Water Columns
137 Sands of Enchantment
138 The Trick Without a Name
140 How to Treat Rope Ends
141 Frozen Smoke
142 Magnet-Tizo
144 A Flash Paper and Match Stunt
144 Proding Two Flashes of Flame
145 A Self-Lighting Candle
146 Secret Message
146 Balloon Skulduggery
147 Floating Metal Disc
148 Pearls of Buddha
148 Magic Metal
149 Magic Dye
149 Ideas for Routines with Chemical Magic
150 Chemical Substitution
150 Ink - ???
151 Color Changes

152 Chapter XIV Chemical Tips for Better Tricks
152 Daub
153 Metallic Daub
153 Milk Pitcher Magic
153 That Egg Again
154 Beverage Substitutes
154 Flesh Paint
154 Wax Substitutes
155 For Slicking Cards
155 Roughing Fluid
155 Pip Paint
156 Silk Cleansing Compounds
156 Cleaning Feather Flower
156 Removal of Stains from Cards
157 Fire-Proofing
157 Stains from Metal
157 Cement for Glass
157 Diachylon

159 Chapter XV Chemical Jokes and Novelties
159 Exploding Matches
160 Exploding Matches
160 Exploding Matches
160 Diabolical Candles
161 Trick Matches
161 Sugar - ???
161 Serpent Matches
162 Vanishing Ink
162 Sparkling Matches
162 How to Make a Fuse
162 Magic Cigarettes
163 Diabolical Bombs
164 Chameleon Powders
164 Living - ???


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