["The conjurer's magazine" title page and frontispiece with illustration of magician]
Houdini believed "The conjuror's magazine" to be the first English-language work published in the serial literature of magic. Within its volumes appeared articles concerning alchemy, astrology, legerdemain and card magic. Because it was rich in the early literature and lore of his art, Houdini took pride in owning an original edition of the work. "The conjuror's magazine" was published from August, 1791 to July, 1792, and continued through 1793-1794, as "The astrologer's magazine." When Houdini launched his own journal in 1906, he titled the serial "Conjurers' monthly magazine."