Further reading - Euler's books and publications

     The Euler Archive has made some version of almost all of Euler's works available online, but there are still many reasons that someone might want a print copy. Most of Euler's books are out of print, and almost none have been reprinted in the 20th Century. The best, and almost the only place to go for (print) copies of Euler's works is:

  • The Opera Omnia
    Published by Birkhäuser and the Euler Commission of Switerland, the Opera Omnia is the definitive printed source for Euler's works. Publication began in 1911, and 76 volumes have been published to date, comprising almost all of Euler's works listed in the Eneström Index.

    For those who can afford it, or who have access to it, the Opera Omnia is the best source to find Euler's works. Not only do his writings appear in neatly typeset, edited form, but each volume also includes commentaries, some of them very lengthy and very scholarly, on those of Euler's works in the volume.

    In addition to publishing Euler's published works, the Opera Omnia has published three volumes of Euler's correspondence (see below).

    Publication of more of Euler's corresondance and manuscripts is planned by the Opera Omnia for an unspecified date in the future. Unfortunately, there do not exist even tentative plans to publish the majority of Euler's letters.
    In addition to the Opera Omnia, a few of Euler's books either are, or have recently been, in print. You can find some of these at large bookstores and some libraries:

  • Introduction to Analysis of the Infinite : Book I , and
  • Introduction to Analysis of the Infinite : Book II , John D. Blanton (Translator) (Springer, 1989)
    John Blanton's impressive translation of Euler's Introductio in analysin infinitorum (E101).
  • Foundations of Differential Calculus, John D. Blanton (Translator)
    John Blanton's translation of the first nine (of 27) chapters of Euler's Institutiones calculi differentialis (E212).
  • Letters of Euler on different subjects in natural philosophy
    Also known as "Letters to a German Princess," several volumes of this work have been published over the last half century. The most recent edition is a 1997 reprint by Thoemmes Continuum, featuring an English translation by Henry Hunter, and a new introduction by Andrew Pyle. This edition can be puchased at the Thoemmes Website.
  • Elements of Algebra Part I of Jewitt's translation of the Elements of Algebra is now available to be purchased (fairly inexpensively). The book is available in hardcover and paperback editions.
  • Zur Theorie komplexer Funktionen, Harri Deutsch, Ffm, 1996



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