Enter If You Can - The Art of Puzzle Boxes
|EDITION:||700 Standard Copies Released|
|SIZE:||11.25" x 8.75" x 0.625"|
The richly illustrated hardback book about boxes with secret openings covers:
There are also sections on puzzle box secrets, puzzle locks, and the current ‘puzzle scene’.
Three important notes:
1. Books are shipped in separate packages from any puzzles in the same order, to prevent damage to more fragile items during transit. You will receive tracking information for each package.
2. The book is also available from Pelikan. Buyers from the US will save on postage by buying the book here, those from the rest of the world will save on postage by buying from the Pelikan site.
3. An edition locked with a trick lock by Shane Hales will be available from the Pelikan site only, probably in September. The estimated cost is $136 (€114) plus postage. This note is issued so that collectors wanting the locked version do not unnecessarily buy the standard copy.
Altogether, 700 standard copies and 300 locked copies were printed. If the current edition sells out, a second updated edition will be issued.
Due to special handling concerns, the books do not qualify for our free and discount shipping options.
The book covers a wide history and geography of puzzles, laid out in an informative, conversational style. The author's love of puzzles is definitely apparent.
I've been looking for a book like this for years. It explores the history of puzzle boxes and trick locks from around the world as well as astounding work by modern designers. It's well written by a serious collector ( Peter Hajek ) and has some amazing footnotes and tips for adding to your own pile of puzzles. Thanks to Cubic Dissection for making this available in the US.
Fantastic book for anyone interested in mechanical puzzles.