### Oliver Byrne's edition of Euclid

I just came across this gem of a site, Oliver Byrne's edition of Euclid...

From the site's introduction: *'An unusual and attractive edition of Euclid was published in 1847 in England, edited by an otherwise unknown mathematician named Oliver Byrne. It covers the first 6 books of Euclid, which range through most of elementary plane geometry and the theory of proportions. What distinguishes Byrne's edition is that he attempts to present Euclid's proofs in terms of pictures, using as little text - and in particular as few labels - as possible. What makes the book especially striking is his use of colour.'*

A striking book it is indeed! The site attempts to put the book online with photographs of the pages and comparisons to other editions. Do check it out, even if only to see a truly original approach to geometry (esp for that era).