LaTeX References Books
The standard reference source for LaTeX is "A Document Preparation
System: LaTeX" by Leslie Lamport, ISBN 0-201-52983-1, published
jointly by the American Mathematical Society and Addison-Wesley
Publishing Company. The 2nd edition, 1994, describes LaTeX2e, the
second widely distributed version of LaTeX. The first edition of this
book, which appeared in 1985 described LaTeX 2.09.
The standard reference for what goes on inside TeX is "The
TeXbook" by Donald E. Knuth, ISBN 0-201-13448-9, published jointly by
the American Mathematical Society and Addison-Wesley Publishing
M. Goossens, F. Mittelbach, and A. Samarin, "The LaTeX Companion", published
by Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-54199-8 (essential for the serious LaTeX hackers).
L. Botway and C. Biemesderfer, "LaTeX Command Summary" published by
the TeX Users Group, Providence, RI is a good companion.
A. Diller, "LaTeX Line by Line", published by Wiley.
Other information is available on the Web.
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Sheldon Green, email@example.com, 1 Jun 1995.
Thanks to Anthony Stone (Cambridge) for suggestions.