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What would be your recommendation for the text which could be useful for someone starting with lattice theory? Suggestion for both books and online materials/lecture notes are welcome.


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I would recommend Gratzer's Lattice Theory: Foundations (latest edition 2010). It's exhaustive, lots of problems are included and there are also appendices on recent research. Also you can try checking more brief "A notes on lattice theory" by J.B.Nation (available for free on his website).

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If you are looking for an introductory textbook I strongly recommend the following book:

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Check the following:

Roman,Steven: "Lattices and Ordered Sets", Springer; Google books link

Blyth, T.S.: "Lattices and Ordered Algebraic Structures" , Springer; Google books link

Roggenkamp, Klaus - Huber-Dyson, Verena : "Lattices over Orders" , Springer

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