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a digital collection of historical math monographs

The Cornell University Library Historical Mathematics Monographs is a collection of selected monographs with expired copyrights chosen from the mathematics field. These were monographs that were brittle and decaying and in need of rescue.

These monographs were digitally scanned and facsimile editions on acid free paper were created. For more information, please visit the About page.

selected titles

Greek Geometry from Thales to Euclid Recreations in Science and Natural Philosophy Elemente der Absoluten Geometrie

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The Cornell University Library Historical Mathematics Monographs collection is open to the general public, in accordance with the terms set forth in the Guidelines for Using Public Domain Text, Images, Audio and Video Reproduced from Cornell Digital Library Collections.

As of March 2019, the content of Historical Math Books is now being served through Hathi Trust.

This content is, also, available from Project Euclid (Mathematics and Statistics Online).