Friedrich W. Conradi

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Friedrich W. Conradi
BornFriedrich Wilhelm Conrad Horster
January 15, 1870
Crossen-Oder, Prussia, now Poland
DiedAugust 30, 1944 (age 74)
Berlin, Germany

Friedrich W. Conradi (1870-1944), also known as Conradi-Horster, was a magician, author, magic dealer and builder. He was the publisher of Der Zauberspiegel and his house organ "The Magic Mirror".


Beginning in the 1890s, Conradi began building magic props first in Dresden, then moved to Nuremberg and finally Berlin. His business was carried on after his death by Gertrud Horster. [1]


  • Der Moderne Kartenkünstler (1896)
  • Der Kartenkunstler im XX. Jahrhmidert
  • Magie fin de siecle
  • Demonstrations Mysterieuses (1905)
  • Magisches Allerlei
  • Das Neue Universutn, Band I-II-III-IV
  • Magische Phdnomene
  • Magische Jwwelen
  • Telepa-thische Unterrichtsbriefe
  • Gedankenilbertragen ohne Sprechen


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  • Mahatma, Vol. 4, No. 7, January 1901, F. W. CONRADI, page 431
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 48, No. 8, October 1949, Conradi-Horster, page 203
  • Magie (Magischer Zirkel v. Deutschland), Vol. 61, No. 12, Dezember 1981, Magie Report, F.W. Conradi, pages 343-353
  • The Magic of Germany, German Laboratories of Legerdemain (1994)
  • Magie (Magischer Zirkel v. Deutschland), Vol. 74, No. 12, Dezember 1904, Zum 50. Todestag von F.W. Conradi-Horster, sein literarisches Schaffen, Unbekanntes, pages 446-450
  • Katalog Hackhofer No. 21 (2005 ca.), List of Conradi books (second-hand books), pages 80-82
  • Cover, Magische Welt, Vol. 60, No. 4, Juli / August 2010, Zum 140. Geburtstag von F.W. Conrad Horster, Sind Sie schon bei Horster gewesen?, pages 168-174
  • Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Conradi-Horster, F. W. eig. Friedrich Wilhelm Conrad Horster, deutscher Zauberartikelhändler; Zauberkunst-Fachschriftsteller (*15.01.1870 Crossen an der Oder; †30.08.1944 Berlin), pp. 83-84
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