# Book:John Jackson/Rational Amusement for Winter Evenings/Mistake

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## Source Work

1992: David Wells: *Curious and Interesting Puzzles*:

- The Puzzles:
- Rational Amusements for Winter Evenings

## Mistake

- John Jackson was 'A Private Teacher of Mathematics' who decided that there were many puzzles scattered around, but not collected together in one small and convenient volume, so he assembled them himself and wrote
*Rational Amusements for Winter Evenings, or, A Collection of above 200 Curious and Interesting Puzzles and Paradoxes relating to Arithmetic, Geometry, Geography, &, 'Designed Chiefly for Young Persons'*, which appeared in London in $1821$.

## Correction

Minor inaccuracy with that book title:

*Rational Amusement for Winter Evenings; Or, a Collection of above 200 Curious and Interesting Puzzles and Paradoxes relating to Arithmetic, Geometry, Geography &c. With Their Solution, And Four Plates. Designed chiefly for Young Persons.*

## Sources

- 1992: David Wells:
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