Robert Merry's Books Of Puzzles 1-3

Thomas O'Krane, Publisher, NY, circa 1870's.
(hard cover, 7.4" x 5.2" x 1", 300 pages;
a compilation of
Robert Merry's Book of Puzles, 96 pages,
Robert Merry's Second Book Of Puzzles, 98 pages,
Robert Merry's Book Of Rhymes)

James Miller, Publisher, NY, 1866.
(soft cover, 7.5 x 4.75 x 5/16, 96 pages)

No mechanical puzzles, but fun reading; here is a sample page (from the third book):

Further Reading
Merry's Rhymes and Puzzles pdf, from:

Merry's Arlington Edition

Hurst and Co., Publishers, NY, circa 1880's.
(hard cover, 7.6" x 5.3" x 1", 300 pages;
hand written on a blank page inside the cover "Merry Christmas from Mamma 1887")