COVID-19 Update: Tarquin continues to trade through its website and through third parties. We expect to continue to do this, but we must expect some delay in supply to us, which may affect deliveries.

New Mathematical Pastimes

More Views

New Mathematical Pastimes
Excl. VAT: £17.00 Incl. VAT: £17.00

Availability: In stock

MacMahon set out to demonstrate the principles by which an interested reader, with some work and thought, could create his or her own amusements. The book also contained a completely original approach to visual puzzles, where edge matching could be forced by altering the profiles of the edges.

The results of these transformations are remarkably similar to work produced by Maurits Escher, and predate him by a decade and a half. As well as being important as a resource the subject is by no means exhausted. 

This edition provides a number of unique combinations that make this the definitive text to use for MacMahon's work:

Hard copy

Foreword by Paul Garcia - biography and context for MacMahon's work

A Copy of the Original Work 



EBook - the Tarquin Colourised Edition

The above, plus a colourised version of the original work 

Nets for MacMahon shapes


A Tarquin Original ISBN 9781899618644

The eBook is available as a PDF in the Tarquin eReader 

Also available as a PDF from your usual provider: ISBN 9781858118321


* Required Fields

Excl. VAT: £17.00 Incl. VAT: £17.00