New Mathematical Pastimes

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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 
  • Papers 
  • Patents 

EBook - the Tarquin Colourised Edition

  • The above, plus a colourised version of the original work 
  • Nets for MacMahon shapes
Format: Book