While 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 1/2" 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.
Title: Judicial Puzzles : Gathered from the State Trials
Author: John Paget
Publisher: San Francisco, Sumner Whitney & Co., 1876
“These 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 and Puzzles.”
The publishers 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 of “Legal Recreations.” January, 1876[Editors' Note: A copy of Judicial Puzzles once owned by the Boston Library Society has been digitized and is available via Google Books.]