Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5000 Puzzles tricks and Conundrums
by Sam Loyd
Publisher: The Lamb Publishing Company 1914
Number of pages: 194
Sam Loyd was the all time greatest inventor and developer of puzzles. This is considered to be the most fabulous and exciting collection of puzzles ever assembled in one volume. The puzzles come with wonderful illustrations.
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Rational amusement for winter evenings, or, a collection of above 200 curious and interesting puzzles and paradoxes relating to arithmetic, geometry, geography, etc: with their solutions, and four plates, designed chiefly for young persons.
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