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I admire the mathematician very much and want to look at his writings. Is there anywhere in book or web form that has a collection of his writings?

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The collected works of Fermat were published by Tannery and Henry, taken from http://www.fermat-science.com/pierre-fermat/ses-oeuvres/ here are the details:

[H.T. 1891], Oeuvres de Fermat, t. I, Œuvres mathématiques diverses – Observations sur Diophante, éd. P. Tannery et C. Henry, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1891.

[H.T. 1894], Oeuvres de Fermat, t. II, Correspondance, éd. P. Tannery et C. Henry, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1894.

[H.T. 1896], Oeuvres de Fermat, t. III, Traductions des écrits latins de Fermat ; de l’Inventum novum de J. de Billy ; du Commercium epistolicum de Wallis par P. Tannery, éd. P. Tannery et C. Henry, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1896.

[H.T. 1912], Oeuvres de Fermat, t. IV, Compléments par P. Tannery, éd. P. Tannery et C. Henry, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1912.

[H.T. 1922], Oeuvres de Fermat, supp. T. I-IV par M. C. de Waard, éd. P. Tannery et C. Henry, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1922.

The books seem out of print, but free (and given the age of the book likely even legal) can be found on the web, for example on the Internet Archive: archive.org.

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You can find the letters here.

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  • $\begingroup$ Sadly, I don't read french :( $\endgroup$ – user261849 Sep 5 '15 at 1:58

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