This illustrated treatise on Magic Squares covers:
- the history of Magic Squares
- information about the general classes of Magic Squares
- various formulae for creating Magic Squares
- detailed analyses of 3 x 3, 4 x 4 and 5 x 5 Magic Squares
- variations on Magic Squares
- Magic Square routines, puzzles and presentations, including 'one novel contribution by the author which combines origami (the Crossed Box Pleat) with a Magic Square, The Origami Magic Square' (Eddie Dawes, M.I.M.C., in The Magic Circular)
- as well as references to approximately 40 other works on Magic Squares and mnemonics and over 40 pages of detailed Appendices.
Note that many of the magical routines are not explained, since the secrets are not mine to reveal, although the book does cross-reference all of the necessary sources.
Comments from reviews by other magicians and mathematicians include:
'... the definitive work on Magic Squares for years to come' (Joe Riding, M.I.M.C.)
'... a significant addition to the literature of magic squares' (Eddie Dawes, M.I.M.C., in The Magic Circular)
'... a splendid piece of work' (Alan Shaxon, M.I.M.C.)
'I wish a book like this would have been available to me a long time ago' (Jules Lenier)
'... an excellent reference book ...' (Michael Close in Magic)
'... I can honestly say that I have never seen such a thorough treatise on magic squares anywhere ...' (Andrew Jeffrey, Head of Maths, St Aubyns School, Rottingdean)