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1922 spoof: Euclid's Outline of Sex, inscribed by real author?

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So this is an examination of Sigmund Freud's theories of sex and society (but especially sex) regarded from the point of view of geometry.  It considers classical mythology, Biblical stories, what they do about sex in New England, and a number of other issues.  This particular copy is in nice condition, with a small chip at the top of the spine.  It contains an elegant bookplate to show the book belonged to Ray A. Billington, historian and collector of lecherous limericks.  The book has been inscribed to him by the author with a nearly full page picture of Freud and Euclid glaring at each other while seesawing on a two-headed penis.  The name "Stuart Palmer" appears at the bottom of this drawing.  Most people agree the author's name "Wilbur D. Birdwood" conceals someone, but no one, as far as I can find, has ever suggested that it was Stuart palmer, who later became the author of popular mystery novels, some science fiction and "true" occult tales (some written as "Theodore Orchards") and who was, in 1922, a 17 year-old student at the Art Institute of Chicago with eleven years of published works behind him (another one of those child prodigies who gets published while in grade school.)  This MIGHT be proof that "Euclid's Outline of Sex" is, in fact, Palmer's first book

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