Copyright 1966 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; Doubleday & Company publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket good with edge wear.
The hidden city of Mageia, is the home of magicians, "Masters of Misdirection" where even the children can produce paper flowers from a tube, and know there is no such thing as magic. But no one in Mageia knows what makes a tree grow or why the stars come out at night. One day Adam the Simple, a wandering magician, and his dog, Mopsy, knocked at the city gates. No one then understood that he had a different kind of magic--one that could restore innocence, wonder, and awe.