(10th June 1844 - 24th February 1919)
Born in Utrecht, Holland. Originally an officer in the Dutch Army. Amateur magician, specialized in mental magic. Moved to USA in 1877 where he worked in New York City as a merchant until his death. Invented the palm change (by 1897).
Coauthors: Henry Hatton
Magicians' TricksHenry Hatton & Adrian Plate
This book was rated one of the ten basic books for a working library of conjuring by H. Adrian Smith, historian, collector and owner of the largest private magic library in his time. It is a magnificent book featuring tricks from Germain, Conradi, Goldston, Okito, Elliott, and others. It is very difficult to get a hardcopy these days. Other books in this top 10 list are
1st edition, 1910, The Century Co., New York; later printing,...
2005 / 9 / 6
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