This classic work offers scores of stimulating, mind-expanding games and puzzles: arithmetical and geometrical problems, chessboard recreations, magic squares, map-coloring problems, cryptography and cryptanalysis, much more. Includes 150 black-and-white line illustrations.This classic work offers scores of stimulating, mind-expanding games and puzzles: arithmetical and geometrical problems, chessboard recreations, magic squares, map-coloring problems, cryptography and cryptanalysis, much more. Includes 150 black-and-white line illustrations.Read Less
Good. 1939 Hardcover 11th ed. illus., diagrs. xvi, 418 p., 1 l. Former Library book. "Copyright. First edition, 1892...Eleventh edition, 1939."; "References for further study": p. 410. Bibliographical foot-notes. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Was researching window reader number tricks and this was the absolute best resource.
Only four pages out of the entire book but they were well worth it for me!
Of course, there were many other interesting puzzles for math lovers.
Apr 30, 2010
worst condition book EVER!
the content was relatively entertaining, but the book felt like it had sat on a shelf in a moist room for half its life, then sat in a barren dry room for th other half. its binding was so stiff it made it hard to open, and when i did finaly get it opened, the spine cracked.
also, some of the essays in it had very questionalble logic, it must be because this book was written back in the 80s. if you are considering this book, please look for a version released later than 1990.
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