Cryptography, or, A new and easy method for inventing an undecipherable secret cipher
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Cryptography, or, A new and easy method for inventing an undecipherable secret cipher letters, telegrams or dispatches, although written in the ordinary way, are rendered illegible without the key by B. M. SieМЃgrist

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Published by Basil Montagu Pickering in London .
Written in English


  • Ciphers.,
  • Cryptography.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesCryptography, New and easy method for inventing an undecipherable secret cipher
Statementby B.M. Siégrist.
ContributionsGeorge Fabyan Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsZ104 .S45 1865
The Physical Object
Pagination21 p. ;
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL551645M
LC Control Number96133135

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