New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. First edition. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Freddy shows a fraudulent magician a few tricks of his own to protect the inhabitants of nearby Centerboro. Large area of erasure on half-title page has caused thinning and a small hole to half-title and frontis illustration (tiny archival tape repair) which is too bad because the book is otherwise near fine; in good or better dust jacket with chips at spine ends eliminating "Freddy/the" at top of spine and one V-shaped chip slightly affecting the "Y" in "Freddy" on front cover but otherwise bright and attractive.