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It's excellent news that the LMS are to re-publish Cassels & Fröhlich. There are many other excellent mathematics books which are just about impossible (or at least very expensive) to get hold of, though this problem seems to be getting a bit better with some texts being printed on demand.

Which book(s) would you most like to see re-published?

A couple of comments:

Perhaps nobody under 30 actually reads real books made from trees any more, but personally I find it more convenient to refer to a paper copy, to the extent that I will happily buy a copy of something which is available free on-line (like SGA 1 and 2, or Milne's Arithmetic Duality Theorems).

And of course there can be legal issues with re-publishing works - EGA & SGA seem to be a case in point at the moment.

Here are two to start off with:

  • Manin, Cubic forms
  • Grothendieck et al., Dix exposés sur la cohomologie des schémas

(not including Cassels & Fröhlich because I picked up a copy on Amazon a couple of years ago :-) )

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Is this a questionaire by booksellers. – Sunni Mar 15 '10 at 14:50
If there are any reading, maybe they will take note... – Martin Bright Mar 15 '10 at 14:59
Reprints in Theory and Applications of Categories ( makes it its business to reprint out-of-print books in category theory. At least five books, plus a bunch of classic but hard-to-get-hold-of papers, have appeared so far. If you have suggestions, contact me or another editor. – Tom Leinster Mar 15 '10 at 15:26
Néron models is in this year's Springer Yellow Sale? – Wanderer Mar 15 '10 at 17:25
I was going to say Grunbaum & Shephard, Tilings and Patterns, but it turns out it's being re-issued---in paperback, no less---later this year. I love dover books. – Leah Wrenn Berman Mar 15 '10 at 20:10

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Sieradski's 'An Introduction to Topology and Homotopy' is my favorite introduction to the subject.

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The Complex Analytic Theory of Teichmüller Spaces, by Subhashis Nag. ISBN:0471627739. It is for more than $500 on Amazon!!

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