The Giant Illustrated Book Of Magic Tricks
Ray-Mond
Tab Books (1981)
In Collection
#3714
10*
Games / General, Games / Magic, Magic tricks
Paperback 9780830612321
Ray-mond: The Giant Illustrated Book Of Magic Tricks
©1981 Tab Books
Paperback, 405 pages
ISBN-13: 9780830612321
ISBN-10: 0830612327

The Giant Illustrated Book Of Magic Tricks

The book is in good shape, It has edge bumps, Inside page has old price and writing to a person and signed by Ray-Mond. The covers have color worn off and some brown marks on some pages.
Product Details
LoC Classification GV1547 .R325
Dewey 793.8
Extras Author autograph
No. of Pages 405
Height x Width 8.7  inch
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf S
Condition Good
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Ray-Mond M. Corbin (September 29, 1916-July 4, 2003) who was a past national president of the Society Of American Magicians (1984-1985) died at the age of 86.

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Ray-Mond Corbin, 86, Carroll magician

The Sun - Baltimore, Md.
Author: Frederick N. Rasmussen and Jennifer McMenamin

His interest in magic began at age 6, when his mother gave him a 49-cent book of magic tricks for his birthday. With tricks learned from the Thayer Magic Catalog, Mr. Corbin's earliest performances included backyard gigs where he charged neighbors 2 cents for ground seats and a nickel for folding chairs. The highlight of his professional debut at age 8 came when he thrilled the audience at Westminster's United Methodist Church by levitating his sister Ruth and making her disappear.

To the chagrin of his parents, Mr. Corbin left for Florida in 1934 after graduating from Westminster High School to join Dr. Miles' Medicine Show, which traveled the countryside selling a bunion remover. Paid $15 a week and a 5-cent commission for every bottle sold, Mr. Corbin worked to attract a crowd to the medicine wagon by promising to decapitate someone.

Sixty years later, hundreds gathered in Westminster to honor Mr. Corbin for a lifetime of community service. On that occasion, Colorado magician Edward A. Schuman characterized Mr. Corbin in an interview with The Sun as a "walking encyclopedia" and suggested that someone should work with Mr. Corbin to document magic tricks that otherwise would be lost with his death.

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Ray-Mond M. Corbin (September 29, 1916-July 4, 2003) who was a past national president of the Society Of American Magicians died Friday at the age of 86. Visitations are scheduled for Jul. 10 (7-9pm), Jul. 11 (2-4pm and 7-9pm) at the Fletcher Funeral Home (254 E. Main Street), Westminster, MD (800-722-2477). A broken wand ceremony by the SAM will be held at the Carroll Arts Center (91 West Main Street) in Westminster on Saturday Jul. 12 at 8pm. A Baltimore Sun obituary recounted his life as a magician highlighting the many peaks in his career. To read the Jul. 8 obituary by Frederick N. Rasmussen and Jennifer McMenamin titled "Magician Ray-Mond Corbin dies at age 86"