Abstract: Comparative mathematical textbook analysis aims at the de termination of differences among countries concerning the development and transmission of mathematics. On the other hand, textual statistics provides a means to quantify a text by applying multivariate statistical techniques. So far this statistical approach has not been applied to comparative math ematical textbook analysis yet. The object of this paper is to quantify and compare the style of a number of textbooks on differential calculus writ ten in 18th century Europe. To that purpose two multivariate statistical techniques have been applied: 1) simple correspondence analysis and 2) hi erarchical clustering analysis. The results of both analysis help to detect some interesting associations among the analysed textbooks.