The Boy's Playbook of Science: Including the Various Manipulations and Arrangements of Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus Required for the Successful Performance of Scientific Experiments : in Illustration of the Elementary Branches of Chemistry and Natural Philosophy
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This was the FIRST written description of "Pepper's Ghost " is named after John Henry Pepper, a professor of chemistry at the London Polytechnic Institute in the mid-1800s. While Henry Dircks actually invented the effect, calling it "Dircksian Phantasmagoria," it was Pepper who is remembered for publishing the effect and making it practical for use in theaters. It was the amazing special effect of its day and was featured in theatrical productions of Charles Dicken's "Haunted Man" and "A Christmas Carol." It contains numerous experiments using Chemistry and Physics that can be performed as magical entertainment.