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The Man Who Was Magic : A Fable of Innocence by  Paul Gallico - First Edition - 1966 - from E Ridge fine Books and Biblio.com

The Man Who Was Magic : A Fable of Innocence

by Gallico, Paul

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Garden City: Doubleday. Good in Good dust jacket. 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing. Red cloth with decorated spine. Slight lean, foxed top edge. The dust jacket is edge worn, sticker residual and foxed inside. Now in a clear archival cover. A young, strangely dressed man comes to Magiea, the wonderful city of conjurors, magicians and prestidigitators, wants to be admitted to the Guild of Master Magicians. But the inhabitants discover that he appears to be able to do magic quite unlike theirs...; 8vo ; Fair .

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