Item #26897 The Cylindriad [wrapper title: The Philosophy of Geometry. A New Study of the Problem of Good and Evil. Man, creature of the Sun and Artisan, rashly turned his back on the love-inspired Cylindry of Flowers and Flute to become the wretched machine-tender and cannoncaster of the Wattian Big City and, as a result, nearly perished in the fury and flame of the catastrophic war of 1914-40. Yet, God has not abandoned him. Henry Sigurd Humphreys.

The Cylindriad [wrapper title: The Philosophy of Geometry. A New Study of the Problem of Good and Evil. Man, creature of the Sun and Artisan, rashly turned his back on the love-inspired Cylindry of Flowers and Flute to become the wretched machine-tender and cannoncaster of the Wattian Big City and, as a result, nearly perished in the fury and flame of the catastrophic war of 1914-40. Yet, God has not abandoned him.

Evansville, IN: Published by the Cordelian Quarterly, 1942. Very Good. Item #26897

Evansville, IN: Published by the Cordelian Quarterly, 1942. First Edition. Octavo. 69, [1] pp. Original printed cream wrappers. Light rubbing and a trifle soiled; about Very Good.

This poetic yet opaque work of metageometry begins, "In the beginning was the sphere," and goes on to detail how society's ills spring from our abandonment from the most perfect natural form, the cylinder. Though Humphreys claims to be a musician rather than a scholar, references to Cicero and Spinoza are to be found alongside illuminating examples of this perfect form, the snake and the torso of a horse. Scarce.

Price: $75.00