**16/17th Century**

R Recorde, The Castle of Knowledge [1556]

**R Recorde, The Whetstone of Whitte [1557]**

**R Recorde (updated by John Dee) The Ground of Arts: Teaching the Perfect Worke and Practise of Arithmeticke [1618]**

Johnson, Johnsons Arithmatick [c1622]

R Jager, Artifical Arithmetick in Decimals [1651]

J Moxon, Mathematicks Made Easy (a dictionary) [1679]

J Wallis, A Treatise of Algebra [1685]

J Ayres, Arithmetick: a treatise designed for the use and benefit of tradesmen [1695]

R Jager, Artifical Arithmetick in Decimals [1651]

J Moxon, Mathematicks Made Easy (a dictionary) [1679]

J Wallis, A Treatise of Algebra [1685]

J Ayres, Arithmetick: a treatise designed for the use and benefit of tradesmen [1695]

J Hodder, Hodder's Arithmetick [1702]

E Cocker, Cocker's Arithmetick [1702]

E Wingate, Mr. Wingate's Arithmetick [1704]

J Hill, Arithmetick Both in the Theory and Practice [1716]

D Spence, Arithmetick Compendiz'd [1721]

W Gravesande, The Elements of Universal Mathematics, or Algebra [1728]

R Fleming, Ne plus ultra: or, a sure guide to youth in arithmetick [1731]

S Stonehouse, A Treatise of Arithmetic: Explain'd in a New Method [1737]

C Freiherr von Wolff, Elementa matheseos universæ. A Treatise of Algebra [1739]

E Cocker, Cocker's Arithmetick [1702]

J Harris, A New Short Treatise of Algebra [1702]

E Wingate, Mr. Wingate's Arithmetick [1704]

J Hill, Arithmetick Both in the Theory and Practice [1716]

D Spence, Arithmetick Compendiz'd [1721]

J Ward, A Compendium of Algebra [1724]

E Hatton, An Intire System of Arithmetic … [1731]

S Stonehouse, A Treatise of Arithmetic: Explain'd in a New Method [1737]

C Freiherr von Wolff, Elementa matheseos universæ. A Treatise of Algebra [1739]

N Saunderson, The Elements of Algebra: In Ten Books [1740]

J Wilson, An introduction to arithmetick, containing the arithmetick of integers... [1741]

J Wilson, An introduction to arithmetick, containing the arithmetick of integers... [1741]

C MacLaurin, A Treatise of Algebra [1748]

N Hammond, The Elements of Algebra in a New and Easy Method [1752]

J Scott, An epitome of arithmetic [1753]

R Gadesby, A treatise of decimal arithmetic [1757]

B Donn, A new introduction to the mathematicks, being essays on vulgar and decimal arithmetick

[1758]

A & J Birks, Arithmetical Collections and Improvements [1766]

T Sadler, A Complete System of Practical Arithmetic [1773]

J Mole, Elements of Algebra: To which is Prefixed, a Choice Collection of Arithmetical Questions [1788]J Scott, An epitome of arithmetic [1753]

R Gadesby, A treatise of decimal arithmetic [1757]

B Donn, A new introduction to the mathematicks, being essays on vulgar and decimal arithmetick

[1758]

A & J Birks, Arithmetical Collections and Improvements [1766]

T Sadler, A Complete System of Practical Arithmetic [1773]

R Barnes, A Short Practical Treatise of Arithmetic [1793]

W Trail, Elements of Algebra [1796]

**19th Century**

P Deighan, A Complete Treatise on Arithmetic, Rational and Practical [1804]

G Jones, A System of Practical Arithmetic [1805]

H Colebrook (translator), Algebra, with arithmetic and mensuration, from the Sanscrit ... [1817]

Dewolf & Brown, The First Lines of Arithmetic [1818]*

S Lacroix, An Elementary Treatise on Arithmetic [1818]G Jones, A System of Practical Arithmetic [1805]

H Colebrook (translator), Algebra, with arithmetic and mensuration, from the Sanscrit ... [1817]

Dewolf & Brown, The First Lines of Arithmetic [1818]*

B Bridge, A Treatise on the Elements of Algebra [1826]

J Hind, The Elements of Algebra (university level) [1830]

J Hind, The Elements of Algebra (university level) [1830]

G Peacock, A Treatise on Algebra [1830]

T Conkling, Conkling’s Arithmetic [1831]

A De Morgan, On the Study and Difficulties of Mathematics [1831]*

W Colburn, Intellectual Arithmetic [1840]

W Scott, Elements of Arithmetic and Algebra: For the Use of the Royal Military College [1844]

J Day, An Introduction to Algebra, [1845]

B Greenleaf, Introduction to the national arithmetic [1845]

C Davies, Arithmetic: Designed for Academies and Schools [1847]*

J Ray, Ray's Algebra [1848] (+ Part 2)

G Perkins, Higher Arithmetic … [1851]

R Stewart, First lessons in Arithmetic for Junior Classes [1852]

D Adams, Adam's New Arithmetic [1848]

N Heath, Treatise on Arithmetic [1856]

E Loomis, A Treatise on Arithmetic, theoretical and practical [1856]

W Smyth, A Treatise on Algebra: For the Use of Schools and Colleges [1858]

S Titlow, Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, with their application to several rules in arithmetic [1858]

C Venable (translator), Bourdon's Arithmetic [1858]

I Todhunter, Algebra [1858]

I Todhunter, Algebra for Beginners [1863]

J Fitch, Methods of Teaching Arithmetic [1869]*

E Brooks, The Normal Elementary Arithmetic … [1869]

I Todhunter, Algebra for Beginners [1863]

J Fitch, Methods of Teaching Arithmetic [1869]*

E Brooks, The Normal Elementary Arithmetic … [1869]

J French, Mental Arithmetic [1871]

D Hagar, A Common School Arithmetic [1872]

J Thomson, New Rudiments of Arithmetic [1873]

P Dean, The High School Arithmetic [1874]

E Atkins, Pure mathematics including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and plane trigonometry [1874]

P Dean, The High School Arithmetic [1874]

E Atkins, Pure mathematics including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and plane trigonometry [1874]

J Eaton, Common School Arithmetic [1876]

J Thomson, New Practical Algebra [1878]

American Metric Bureau, Metric Primer [1878]

H Hall & S Knight, Elementary Algebra for Schools [1885]*

J Hamblin Smith, Elementary Algebra [1885]

G Hines, Mathematical Roots Uprooted [1886]

H Hall & S Knight, Higher Algebra [1891]

G Wentworth & G Hill, Arithmetic Exercise Manuals [1892]

J MacDonald, Primary Algebra: The Teacher's Guide [1894]

C Smith, Elementary Algebra [1894]

W Boyden, A First Book in Algebra [1895]

**Early 20th Century**

D Smith, Advanced Arithmetic [1905]

O Lodge, Easy Mathematics or Arithmetic and Algebra for General Readers Being an Elementary Treatise Addressed to Teachers, Parents, Self-Taught Students, and Adults [1910]

C Morey, Elementary Arithmetic [1911]

C Morey, Advanced Arithmetic [1911]

C Morey, Elementary Arithmetic [1911]

C Morey, Advanced Arithmetic [1911]

G Hobbs, E Waite, E Wallace, T Dial, Practical Mathematics (Part 1) [1912]

Ontario Dept of Ed, Arithmetic [1912]

Ontario Dept of Ed, Arithmetic [1912]

J Perry, Elementary Practical Mathematics [1913] (limited access)

E Thurston, Business Arithmetic for Secondary Schools [1917]

C Chadsey, J Hamblin Smith, Efficiency Arithmetic [1917]

G Wentworth & D Smith, Higher Arithmetic [1919]

T Sloane, Rapid Arithmetic: Quick and Special Methods in Arithmetical Calculation, Together With a Collections of Puzzles and Curiosities of Numbers [1922] (limited access)

J Thompson, Arithmetic and the Practical Man [1931]

J Thompson, Arithmetic and the Practical Man [1931]

Due to copyright restrictions there are relatively few books available online from the 20th Century. I recommend ordering from abebooks.co.uk (or looking in maths department offices!) if you're interested in maths textbooks from this period.

* I have marked a few of my favourite books with a star.

Some of these books have multiple editions available online, but to keep this page manageable I have only listed one edition in each case.

Click here for links to historical maths textbooks in French, German, Spanish and Italian.

Also see the MAA's page of Mathematical Treasures.

The purpose of this page is simply to save people time when looking for old maths textbooks online. Please contact me to add links or correct links on this page. Huge thanks to @literallyjustq for providing a large number of the links listed above.

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