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SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:40 pm
by spiny
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 ? :)

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:12 am
by exxos
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..

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:07 am
by spiny
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 :)

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:39 am
by Dal
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

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:48 am
by Dal
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.

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:49 pm
by crashman
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.

Thanks.

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:31 pm
by exxos
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.

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:12 pm
by exxos
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:

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:48 pm
by spiny
Thanks to Dal, I now have two more for my collection :)

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:15 pm
by exxos

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:58 pm
by spiny
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

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:06 pm
by atarimega
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

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:43 pm
by spiny
I haven't seen '00' or the GFA books, maybe they were a different series even if they were by Abacus ?

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:01 am
by musashi5150
"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?

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:12 am
by spiny
that would be cool if you could :)

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:12 am
by musashi5150
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.

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:30 am
by Dal
Dammit - the moment you realise you don't have the full collection...

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:19 am
by musashi5150
Dal wrote:Dammit - the moment you realise you don't have the full collection...

I wondered if this revelation would upset anyone :lol:

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:17 am
by spiny
:D right, anyone got a '0' they want to swap :D

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:18 am
by exxos
I still need to find some missing books for my collection, will try and take a image later of what I have.

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:45 pm
by exxos
These are the ones I have currently.

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Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:39 am
by spiny
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

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:52 pm
by spiny
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 :)

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:48 am
by bfollowell
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

Re: SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:06 pm
by chriswareham
I'll also revive this thread by asking if anyone knows how many editions of volume 2 "Atari ST Internals" there were. I have the third edition, dated 1988, which has details of the blitter chip. I also have the machine language book, but as a hardback published in 1986 by First Publishing. Judging by the back cover, First Publishing also issued several other volumes from the series, albeit with some having amended titles.