SECRET WRITING TRICKS by Geoffrey Lamb

SECRET WRITING TRICKS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With none of the pizazz of Sarnoff & Ruffins' mod Code and Cipher Book (p. 382, J-128) this runs through such basic maneuvers as the Julius Caesar and Bishop Wilkins' ciphers, the cylinder (or scytale) method, the Rosicrucian (here the Ticktacktoe) square, the Cardan grill, and secret inks. Elementary, though Lamb's introduction of key words, nulls, and five letter groupings along with an approach to decoding and a substantial clutch of messages to practice on, make this challenging enough to fill a niche somewhere below Martin Gardner's bigger code book.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1975
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Nelson