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Is there original TexBook by Knuth? Everything I've found surfing the Internet does not seem complete book, I want to learn pure plain-Tex, try it,compare its advantages and disadvantages with LaTex and so on. Sorry if it is a duplicate.

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    Go into a library (if you're a student, go into the library of your college). Most (science oriented) should have it. – Skillmon Jul 2 '17 at 19:35
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    I'm from Germany and here most of the people use MS Wort, too. But still, the library of my University has multiple copies of the TeXBook around. So if there is a University around you that teaches physics, maths or something like that, chances are that it has the TeXBook. – Skillmon Jul 2 '17 at 19:43
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    TeX by Topic is available for free, and might be installed with your LaTeX distribution, try texdoc texbytopic from a command line/terminal. (Or get it from CTAN: ctan.org/tex-archive/info/texbytopic) The TeXbook is not available for free, though the source is also available on CTAN. – Torbjørn T. Jul 2 '17 at 19:45
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    The source of the TeX Book is available for free, so you can read its code. Otherwise, you have to beg, borrow or buy a copy. (It is quite expensive, sadly.) – cfr Jul 2 '17 at 19:51
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    A note: Any links to PDF versions of The TeXbook should be flagged and will be deleted. The copyright status of the work is clear: it's not legitimately available as a PDF. – Joseph Wright Jul 2 '17 at 20:22

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