The Game of Logic 1st Edition by Lewis Carroll
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. Carroll’s typical vein of humour runs throughout the book. Carroll was unhappy with the first printing which was printed by Baxter at Oxford in 1886. He requested that it be completely re printed by another printer, Clay, and the 500 Baxter copies be sent to America for sale. There are several changes to the official first edition, such as in the syllogisms, “New cakes are nice” replacing “Red apples are ripe” plus several altered diagrams. This copy is missing the envelope with the counters and card diagram that accompanies the book.
Issued in red cloth with gilt lettering on the front and spine. A small piece is missing from the spine. Marks on the front of the cover. Lower edges of the cover are worn. Darkened spine colour. Diagram illustration is the tissue guarded front piece. Imprint of Richard Clay and Sons, London and Bungay. Three six line verses to”To my Child- Friend”. Nota Bene notes on version of poem. Price marked Three Shillings for the book and Three Pence for the envelope. 8vo. 96 pp.