Sam Loyd's 1914 Cyclopedia Of Puzzles
Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 500 Puzzles, Tricks & Conundrums With Answers
by Sam Loyd
(left: "FRANKLIN BIGELOW CORPORATION, THE MORNINGSIDE PRESS PUBLISHERS";
right: "LAMB PUBLISHING COMPANY";
both NY, 1914, 11.5" by 8.5" by 1.5", hard cover, 384 pages;
volumes are identical except for the publisher listed on spine and title page;
the black on the spine edges on the right is from a professional repair in 2008)
(2007 edition by Ishi Press International with an Introduction by Sam Sloan,
10.5 inches by 8 inches, soft cover, 384 pages)
A classic book of puzzles of the famous
compiled by his son after his death
(Loyd lived from 1841 to 1911).
Although the bulk of this book is devoted to mathematical puzzles,
it is fun reading and there is material relating to mechanical puzzles.
For example, the
Towers of Hanoi puzzle
is presented on page 223,
is presented on page 235.
Knuth's index to Loyd's book,
from Pegg's Math Puzzles Page: http://www.mathpuzzle.com/downloads