The Game of Logic signed by Lewis Carroll
A lovely copy of Carroll’s Game of Logic which is has the author’s presentation inscription to the half title page. Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) was close friends with Judge George Denman (1819 – 1896) and his wife, Charlotte and their family. The inscription in purple ink reads, “The Honble. Mr. Justice Denman from the author, Mar /87”. There is a pencil presentation inscription to the half title reco reading, “H. Cloon, with Arthur Denman’s best wishes, Xmas 1920”. There is a list of family names written in pencil to the rear end paper. Also pencil annotations to the lower diagram of the frontpiece puzzle (“new”, “not new”, “nice”, “not nice”). The book itself is in a very good condition. The book is accompanied by an envelope containing a card diagram and nine counters, four red and five grey (one is missing from this edition). Plus a blank free page titled ” From the Author”. The Game of Logic is an attempt to make clear the concept of logic by the use of 350 ingenious problems, diagrams, symbols, counters and words. Logic becomes a game played with two diagrams and a set of counters which accompany the book.
Original red cloth boards with gilt illustration and lettering. The covers are lightly rubbed and a faint ring mark to the upper cover. Spine is slightly darkened. The contents are clean and bindings very good. Price marked Three Shillings for the book and Three Pence for the envelope. 7 x 4 1/2″ envelope with eight counters. 8vo 96 printed pages.