## 1770 – Elements of Algebra

“Vollständige Anleitung zur Algebra” translated literally means, “Complete Instruction to Algebra”, but it has become known in the English translation of “Elements of Algebra” as the first modern algebra textbook. When it was published in 1770 by Leonhard Euler, the author was near complete blindness. Twenty years earlier, he had published volumes on functions and on differential calculus.