Punch,  58 (1870), 129.

Mr. Punch's Latest Addition to the Last Book of Euclid

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Illustration, Drollery

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Mathematics, Gender

    Shows a complex set of geometrical figures which together form a picture of a woman smoking a cigarette and propping herself up with a walking stick. The caption invites the reader to prove that several of the angles (notably those in the woman's narrow waist) are 'absurd'.

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