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Rational Recreations

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Rational Recreations
AuthorW. Hooper
Publication Date1774
Rational Recreations In which the Principles of Numbers and Natural Philosophy are clearly and copiously elucidated, By a Series of Easy, Entertaining, Interesting Experiments was published in London in 1774 in four volumes.

The Mutus Nomen Dedit Cocis card plot was demonstrated in a routine entitled, The Ten Duplicates.


Four editions followed, the last being printed in 1802.[1]


Was this a translation of Guyot's Nouvelles Récréations mathématiques et physiques (New Physical and Mathematical Recreations)?


  1. Magicol (February 2003)
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