by Lewis Carroll
Publisher: Macmillan and co 1897
Here you see Carroll the mathematician at his playful best. Don't let the title mislead you -- this isn't about modern symbolic logic but about ways of expressing classical logic with symbols. It's loaded with amusing problems to delight any mathematical puzzler.
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by Sam Loyd - The Lamb Publishing Company
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.
by John C. Sparks - Air Force Publication
Collection of various activities placed in three categories: puzzles, patterns, or curios. The puzzles exercise the use of various problem-solving and logical skills as taught in mathematics and English. Many of the patterns are mathematical in nature.
by Henry Ernest Dudeney - Nelson
A good puzzle should demand the exercise of our best wit and ingenuity, and although a knowledge of mathematics is often of great service, yet it sometimes happens that a kind of natural cunning and sagacity is of considerable value.
by Michael H. Albert, Richard J. Nowakowski - Cambridge University Press
This fascinating look at combinatorial games, that is, games not involving chance or hidden information, offers updates on standard games such as Go and Hex, on impartial games, and on aspects of games with infinitesimal values.