Aldine: The Magic of Numbers ©1895 Aldine Publishing Co., England Hardcover, 35 pages |
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**Comments**: A collection of puzzles and tricks using
mathematics. Part of the Aldine *In-door Fun &
Entertainment Libraries*, and *The Boys Own Magic &
Trick Books*. Others in the series include: *Capital
Tricks and Deceptions with Cards*, *Magic Toys and How to
Make Them*, *Tricks in Mechanics*, *Sleight of Hand*,
*Magical Tricks with Chemicals*, *Curious and Amusing
Puzzles*, and *Amusements in Electricity, Magnetism, and
Galvanism* (according to advertisement at the end of the
book)

Contents:

1 Introduction

1 Aphorisms of Number: math principles

2 Arithmetic: by sense of touch

2 The Abacus

3 Progression: a math puzzle

3 The Famous Forty-Five: puzzle

3 Subtraction: puzzle

3 The Expunged Figure: determine which figure was struck out

4 The Mysterious Addition

4 To Tell At What Hour a Person Intends to Rise

4 To Find the Difference Between Two Numbers The Greater of Which
is Unknown

4 The Remainder

5 A Person Having An Equal Number of Counters or Pieces of Money
in Each Hand, to Find Out How Many He Has Altogether

5 The Three Jealous Husbands

5 The False Scales

5 The Apple Woman

5 The Graces and Muses

6 The Jesuitical Teacher

6 Arithmetical Puzzle

6 The Money Game

6 The Philosopher's Pupils

6 To Discover a Square Number

7 The Sheepfold

7 Countrywoman and Eggs

7 How to Rub Out Twenty Chalks at Five Times, Rubbing Out Every
Time an Odd One

7 Odd or Even

7 The Old Woman and Her Eggs

8 The Figures up to 100 Arranged So As to Make 505 in Each Column,
When Counted in Ten Columns Perpendicularly and the Same When
Counted in Ten Files Horizontally

8 The Dice Guessed Unseen

8 The Sovereign and the Sage

8 December and May

9 The Mathematical Fortune Teller

10 The Knowing Shepherd

10 The Certain Game

10 The Magical Century

10 The Unlucky Hatter

11 The Basket of Nuts

11 The United Digits

11 Quaint Questions

11 The Council of Ten

12 The Two Travelers

12 The Fox, Goose, and Corn

13 The Visitors to the Crystal Palace

13 How Many Changes Can be Given to 7 Notes on a Piano?

13 The Arithmetical Triangle

13 How Many Different Deals Can be Made with 13 Cards Out of 52

13 The Three Graces

14 - Another Method

14 - Another Method

15 The United Digits

15 To Tell What Figure a Person Has Struck Out of a Sum of Two
Given Numbers

15 Dividing the Beer

15 The Difficult Case of Wine

16 The Wine and the Tables

16 The Three Travellers

16 Which Counter Has Been Thought of Out of Sixteen

17 Curious Properties of Some Numbers

19 The Industrious Frog

19 The Mathematical Blacksmith

19 The Doctor and His Pupils

20 The Seven Apple Woman

20 The Farmer's Sons

20 The Shepherds

21 The Ten 10's

22 Both Ways Right

22 Napier's Rods

23 Magic Squares

23 To Discover Two or More Numbers That a Person Has Thought Of

24 How Many Counters Have I In My Hand

24 The Mysterious Halvings

25 - Another Method

26 Odd Magic Squares

26 The Arithmetical Boomerang

27 To Find a Number Thought Of

27 - First Method

27 - Second Method

27 - Third Method

28 - Fourth Method

28 - Fifth Method

28 - Sixth Method

28 Who Wears the Ring

28 The Astonished Farmer

29 How To Tell A Person's Age

29 The Market Woman's Puzzle

29 The Drover's Problem

29 More Queer Questions

30 The Unfair Division

30 To Find Six Times Thirteen In Twelve

30 Peculiar Properties of the Numbers 37 and 73

30 The Basket of Eggs

31 A Tell-Tale Table

31 To Divide a Number in Two and Have No Remainder

31 The Landlord Tricked

31 To Let a Person Select Several Numbers Out of a Bag and to Tell
Him the Number Which Shall Exactly Divide the Sum of Those He Has
Chosen

31 A Quibble

32 The Partial Reprieve

32 The Cabbage Women

32 By Adding 5 to 6 to Make 9

32 To Add a Figure to Any Given Number Which Shall Reder it
Divisible by Nine

32 The Dinner Party

32 An Expensive Navy

33 Catalog of Boys First Rate Pocket Library books