Conradi was the largest manufacturer of magic apparatus in Germany in the early 20th century. He wrote and published several major magic books and his magazine Zauberspiegel
(Magic Mirror) predates Mahatma
, the first American magic magazine. We should not forget that around 1900 Germany was dominating the magic market. Some of the largest magic retailers in the US, such as Roterberg
, built their entire business on importing goods from various German manufacturers, such as Conrad-Horster, and then reselling them in the US. Roterberg's most successful book New Era Card Tricks
was little more than a translation of effects taken from various German publications. It is therefore no surprise that Conradi attempted to address the English market directly and publish books in English. This was his first attempt at doing so.
Translation and patter by Eugene Harkewitz.
- The Darts Of Cupido!
- Aquarium Humanum
- Tagrey's Latest Original Handkerchief-Colour-Change "Fix"
- Cortini's Original Tumbler Illusion
- Ben Akiba's Secret
- The Giant-Cards-Clairvoyance-Deck
- The Omniscient Artist
- Telepathic Cards
- The Power Of Suggestion
- Livingstone's Secret
- The "Ephemere" Or The One-Day-Fly
- The "Floating Ball"
- Conradi's Mysterious Sleigh-Bell Combination
- The "Sleigh-Bell Pigeons"
- Cloth-Painting (Rag-Pictures) by H.W. Tagrey
1st edition ~1920, 48 pages; PDF 55 pages.
word count: 15710 which is equivalent to 62 standard pages of text