following is a guest post by our cataloger, Ann.
barcoding a section of books, I came across this little gem. It is not in the
best of condition so I am moving it to the rare book room where it will have an
easier life. It is indeed small, measuring 7” by 4 ½” and has been repaired
using tape that would make an archivist cringe. It has multiple ink stamps and
came from the State Library when we received the legal collection.
Judicial Puzzles: Gathered from the State Trails
San Francisco, Sumner Whitney & Co. 1876
narratives and reviews of five most interesting State trials were published in “Blackwood’s
Magazine” in 1859-60, and subsequently reprinted, among other contributions of
the same author, in a volume entitled Paradoxes
present the American edition with the belief that it will prove attractive to
general readers as well as the legal profession and add a pleasant variety to
the series general readers as well as the legal profession and add a pleasant
variety to the series of “Legal Recreations.” January, 1876.
Note: A copy of Judicial
Puzzles once owned by the Boston Library Society has been digitized and is
available via Google