A Tangled Tale First Edition by Lewis Carroll
The preface of The Tangled Tale explains the books contents of mathematical puzzles set within an amusing story. Lewis Carroll originally published them in The Monthly Packet magazine between 1880 and May 1885. This edition is in very good condition.
Original red cloth covers with gilt lettering and triple borders. The front has three circular lines with a dragons head in the middle. the back has a similar circle illustration with knights heads. The spine is faded with faded lettering. The spine ends are a little bumped. Gilt page ends are bright. Corners of the book are very slightly bumped. Black end papers. Previous owners inscription on the half title page. Tissue guarded frontis illustration. Contents are clean and free from foxing. Six black and white illustrations by Arthur B. Frost. As D. Crutch (page 136). Four line verse and preface dated 1885. Appendix has answers to the knots. Works by Lewis Carroll at the end of the book. 152 printed pages. 8vo