Anderson, A: How to Do the Black Art
©1895 Frank Tousey, Publisher, NY
Softcover, stapled, 4.5x6.5", 62 pages
A. Anderson: How to Do the Black Art
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A. Anderson: How To Do the Black Art

Comments: Part of the Frank Tousey Ten Cent Hand Books. Number 78. "Containing a complete description of the mysteries of Magic and Sleight of Hand, together with many wonderful experiments"


3 Introduction

4 The Jumping Feather
4 How to Break a Stone with a Blow of the Fist
5 To Melt Money in a Walnut Shell without Injuring the Shell
5 How to Pull out of Your Mouth Yards of Ribbon, etc., of whatever Color you Please
6 Fiery Writing In the Dark
6 Writing By Rays of the Sun
6 A Loud Report, Like that of a Gun, Coming from a Tobacco Pipe
7 To Write in the Dark
7 Philosophy Puzzled
8 To Make a Ring Suspend by a Burnt Thread
8 The Handkerchief Cut, Torn and Mended
9 The Burnt Handkerchief
10 The Water Trick
10 The Tumbling Egg
10 To Make Blood Flow From a Knife
11 The Card Nailed to the Wall by a Pistol Shot
12 Arithmetical Conjuring Tricks
12 - To Tell Who Has the Ring, and on Which Finger
14 - To Find Out a Person's Birthday by Arithmetic
15 To Make a Card Jump Out of a Pack and Run Along the Table
15 How to Change Four Aces into Four Knaves
16 Cards Mysteriously Changed
16 Tricks With Money
17 How to Steal Three Ducks
17 How to Show the Hen and Egg Bag, and From an Empty Bag to Bring a Hundred Eggs and Afterwards a Live Hen
18 The Dancing Egg
18 To Make an Egg Stand on End on a Looking-Glass
18 The Beer Trick
19 To Pass a Tumbler Through a Table
19 How to Eat Fire and Blow it Up in Your Mouth With a Pair of Bellows
20 To Make a Live Fish Jump Off a Plate
20 The Learned Swan, or Goose
20 A Capital Trick With a Watch
22 The Decapitation Trick
25 New Shick Shake Puzzle

27 Tricks in Prestidigitation
27 Multiplication of Coins
29 The Wine and the Water
30 A Scotch Money Box
31 The Sand Frame Trick
33 A Brioche Baked in a Hat
35 So Simple
38 An Ingenious Ring Trick
41 Disappearance of a Coin

43 Thought Reading

48 Experiments in Black Art by Chemistry
48 To Obtain Fire From Water
48 To Give a Party a Ghastly Appearance
48 The Fire and Wine Bottle
49 The Fiery Flash
49 To Boil a Liquid Without Fire
49 To Procure Hydrogen Gas
49 To Copy Writing With a Flat-Iron
49 To Make Fringe Appear About the Flame of a Candle
50 To Produce Instantaneous Light Upon Ice
50 To Make Paper Fireproof
50 To Melt Lead in Paper
50 To Melt Steel as Easily as Lead
50 A Light that Burns for a Year
50 Flame Extinguished by Gas
51 The Tobacco Pipe Cannon
51 Prince Rupert's Detonating Glass Bombs
51 To Wash the Hands in Molten Lead
51 To Make an Artificial Earthquake and Volcano
51 To Produce Fire From Cane
52 To Soften Iron or Steel
52 To Fill With Smoke Two Apparently Empty Bottles
52 To Make Luminous Writing in the Dark
52 To Make Red Fire
52 To Make Green Fire
52 To Make Wine or Brandy Float on Water
53 To Make Beautiful Transparent Colored Water
53 Colored Flames
54 Two Liquids Make a Solid
54 Two Solids Make a Liquid
54 A Solid Opaque Mass Makes a Transparent Liquid
55 Two Cold Liquids Make a Hot One
55 To Make Ice
56 Curious Change of Colors
56 The Metallic Colors
58 Invisible Inks
59 How to Rub Out Twenty Chalks
60 To Pour Cold Water Into a Kettle and Make it Come Out Hot Without the Aid of Fire
61 To Change the Color of a Bird or Flower