Oliver Byrne

The First Six Books of Euclid in which Colored Diagrams and Symbols are used instead of Letters for the greater ease of Learners. London: Pickering, 1847. 4to., xxix, 268 pp.

"Color woodblock printed diagrams throughout by Charles Whittingham; wood-cut initials. Bound in contemporary half sheep, gilt spine, pebbled cloth boards, renewed at extremities." So reads Catalog Nine, of Martayan Lan, rare book seller of New York, which listed a copy of this for sale for $5800.

For a recent discussion of this Victorian masterpiece, see Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte, Cheshire, Conn. (P.O. Box 430, Cheshire 06410) : Graphics Press, c1990, pp. 84-87. We provide here, as a service to Euclidean pedagogy, a copy of this work in its entirety, in JPEG format.

List of Images
Each image is a JPEG (graphical) copy of a two-page spread.
Table of Contents
This is a list of the 165 propositions, with links to the image in which it begins. We have just begun this table, on 16th January 1998, and it may take some time to complete.