Generalized quadrangles (GQ) were formally introduced by J. Tits in 1959 in order to describe geometric properties of simple groups of Lie type of rank 2. Since its appearance in 1984, Finite Generalized Quadrangles (FGQ) quickly became the standard reference for finite GQ. It presents the whole story of the subject from the very beginning in a book of modest length.
This second edition is essentially a reprint of the first edition. It is a careful rendering into LaTeX of the original, along with an appendix that brings to the attention of the reader those major new results pertaining to GQ, especially in those areas to which the authors of this work have made a contribution.
The first edition being out of print for many years, the new edition makes again available this classical reference in the rapidly increasing field of finite geometries.