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SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby spiny » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:40 pm

Hi All,
I'm trying to get a complete collection of the 'Abacus' books, but i'm missing a few, do any of you have any to swap with my 'doubles' ?

I have these:

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so I have to swap:

1x number 2
2x number 3
1x number 13

and I need:

6
7
8
9
10
14 and 15, if these exist ?

can anyone help ? :)

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby exxos » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:12 am

Did you ever get anywhere tracking those books down ? I just found this thread after buying the GEM book on evilbay :roll:

I think the only duplicates I have are 4 and 5. I don't have them all, will post back what I have. Though its bumping a old thread, It is still something valid. Some others might be up for swaps or trade as its been a while..
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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby spiny » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:07 am

no, I still need the missing ones listed, ans still have the 'spares' to swap :)

I'd like to have the set, just for completeness really :)

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby Dal » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:39 am

I've not seen anything higher than 13. I have the complete 1-13 here and I know I have spares of a few of these in storage. I'll pop out and take a look this morning for you.

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby Dal » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:48 am

Just popped out to have a look. I have 4, 7 and 8 as duplicates.

Spiny: PM on its way to you.

If anyone wants 4 (Machine Language), let me know.
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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby crashman » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:49 pm

Hi,

I could use 3,4 and 5 to refresh my atari programming...
If someone is willing to sell them at a reasonable price, I'm all ears.

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby exxos » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:31 pm

I have 2,3,4,5,8,9,13

With duplicates 4,5.

So I am missing 1,6,7,10,11,12 :(

If has any of those issues then let me know, happy to trade with issue 4 & 5 is anyone needs them.
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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby exxos » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:12 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Atari-ST-BASIC-Training-Guide-Everyones-Introduction-to-ST-BASIC-/221712160866

Think that is book 9 on ebay. Some others on there, but like £15 plus. I tried making a offer, but I can't justify £40 on a few books :roll:
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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby spiny » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:48 pm

Thanks to Dal, I now have two more for my collection :)

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby exxos » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:15 pm

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby spiny » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:58 pm

exxos: I have a '1' spare now but I need a '6' and a '10'

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby atarimega » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:06 pm

So the complete list is?:

00 - Presenting The Atari ST
01 - The Atari ST for Beginners
02 - Internals - Third revision inludes blitter chip information
03 - GEM Programmers Reference
04 - Machine Language
05 - Trick & Tips
06 - Graphics & Sound
07 - LOGO User's Guide
08 - Peeks & Pokes
09 - BASIC Training Guide
10 - Introduction to MIDI Programming
11 - BASIC to C
12 - 3D Graphics
13 - ST Disk Drives: Inside and Out

?? - GFA BASIC Quick Ref. Guide

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby spiny » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:43 pm

I haven't seen '00' or the GFA books, maybe they were a different series even if they were by Abacus ?

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby musashi5150 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:01 am

"00 - Presenting The Atari ST" is definitely in the series as I have it at home in my set. Can take you a picture if you like?

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby spiny » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:12 am

that would be cool if you could :)

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby musashi5150 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:12 am

Here you go :) In my time stalking eBay, I think I've only ever seen one other copy of #0 for sale. I was also never sure if #13 was the last one, but I've never seen anything later than that.
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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby Dal » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:30 am

Dammit - the moment you realise you don't have the full collection...
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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby musashi5150 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:19 am

Dal wrote:Dammit - the moment you realise you don't have the full collection...

I wondered if this revelation would upset anyone :lol:

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby spiny » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:17 am

:D right, anyone got a '0' they want to swap :D

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby exxos » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:18 am

I still need to find some missing books for my collection, will try and take a image later of what I have.
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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby exxos » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:45 pm

These are the ones I have currently.

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby spiny » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:39 am

These are the ones I have (plus an extra 13 not in the pic)

so I need:

0
6
10

and I have spares of:

1
2
3
4
13

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby spiny » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:52 pm

With thanks to Ticker, I now have a copy of '0' - interestingly, this ins a first edition and doesn't have a number on the spine like the one posted up there ^ does.

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So my new wants list is

6

10

if anyone has any spares :)
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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Postby bfollowell » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:48 am

This thread goes back a ways, but I thought I'd revive it. I've been searching for the GFA BASIC Quick Ref. Guide that was mentioned eartlier in this thread. While I haven't been able to find a real, printed copy of the book, I have located a pdf copy. Not my first or final choice, but I can confirm the book does exist. However, while it is from Abacus, and it is ST related, it doesn't look like the others or appear to be part of this series.

Here's what I have for it:
GFA BASIC: Quick Program Reference Guide for the Atari ST by Uwe Litzkendorf and Michael Hösel
Published Feb 1988
ISBN 0-916439-90-9


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