Chance and Luck
by Richard A. Proctor
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1887
Number of pages: 164
This book contains a discussion of the laws of luck, coincidences, wagers, lotteries and the fallacies of gambling, with notes on poker and martingales, explaining in detail the law of probability, the types of gambling, the classification of gamblers, their belief, fallacies and superstitions about luck in the chance games.
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by John Jackson - Longman
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.
- Lea and Blanchard
A collection of experiments in various branches of science, including acoustics, electricity, magnetism, arithmetic, hydraulics, mechanics, chemistry, hydrostatics, optics, the air-pump, all the popular tricks and changes of the cards, etc.
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.
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