copyright 1989 "First published in 1989 by Bonanza Books" stated on copyright page; Bonanza Books publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
From the dust jacket -
"It's more fun than your secret decoder ring, more challenging than Pig Latin, and a lot more interesting than history class. [It's] ...an action packed journey through time, from ancient Egypt to political intrigue in Elizabethan England, from the American Civil War through the cold war and points beyond..."
Perfect for word lovers and puzzlers, this comprehensive, illustrated volume includes Indian sign language, Morse code, Jefferson's cipher wheel and more, presented in an informative and historical manner.