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SWAPs - Abacus series of Atari ST books

Post 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 ? :)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Atari-ST-BASI ... 1712160866

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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Thanks to Dal, I now have two more for my collection :)
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exxos: I have a '1' spare now but I need a '6' and a '10'
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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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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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"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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that would be cool if you could :)

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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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Dammit - the moment you realise you don't have the full collection...
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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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:D right, anyone got a '0' they want to swap :D

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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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These are the ones I have currently.
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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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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

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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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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.

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