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Commodore 64 Books

The following is a list of Commodore 64 Books in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other books may have been published. If you have a book that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.

There are 65 Commodore 64 Books in our collection :
Order By : Title - Release Date - Publisher
Mathematics on the Commodore 64 Date: 1984 Mathematics on the Commodore 64

Essential routines for programming
Czes Kosniowski.
Published 1984 by Sunshine in London .
Written in English.
155 pages


Pocket Guide: Commodore 64 (Programming Pocket Guides) Date: July 1984 Pocket Guide: Commodore 64 (Programming Pocket Guides)

Boris Allan (Author)
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Books (July 1984)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0273021257
ISBN-13: 978-0273021254Paperback: 64 pages


Active Computer Learning - Commodore 64 Date: 1984 Active Computer Learning - Commodore 64

by K Carrington B.Sc.
18 page publication


Commodore 64 computing Date: 1983 Commodore 64 computing

Ian Sinclair.
ISBN-13: 9780131523067
ISBN-10: 0131523066
Published 1983 by Granada in London
Paperback
Number of pages 133


Easy programming for the Commodore 64 Date: 1983 Easy programming for the Commodore 64

Ian Stewart and Robin Jones.
Published 1983 by Shiva Publishing in Nantwich
203 pages
ISBN: 090681264X / 0-906812-64-X


A Pocket Handbook for the Commodore 64 Date: 1983 A Pocket Handbook for the Commodore 64

by Peter Gerrard, Danny Doyle
ISBN    0715617877 / 9780715617878 / 0-7156-1787-7
Publisher    Gerals Duckworth & Company, Limited
Language    English
1983
Format: Paperback (96 pages)

This book was kindly donated by Rodney Dale


Pocket Guide: Commodore 64 Date: July 1984 Pocket Guide: Commodore 64

Programming Pocket Guides
Boris Allan (Author)
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Books (July 1984)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0273021257
ISBN-13: 978-0273021254


Advanced Machine Code Programming for the Commodore 64 Date: 21st June 1984 Advanced Machine Code Programming for the Commodore 64

by Stephenson, A. P., Stephenson, D. J.
ISBN: 0246124423
ISBN13: 9780246124425
Granada Publishing, Limited (06/21/1984)
PAGES: 254


Advanced Machine Code Programming for the Commodore 64 Date: April 1983 Advanced Machine Code Programming for the Commodore 64

Commodore Computers (Author
Paperback: 504 pages
Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall (April 1983)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0672220563
ISBN-13: 978-0672220562
Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 15.5 x 3.3 cm

Introduces the BASIC programming language, shows how to incorporate graphics and music in programs, and discusses the machine language used by the Commodore 64 computer.


Author: A.P. Stephenson, D.J. Stephenson

Data Handling on the Commodore 64 Made Easy Date: 1984 Data Handling on the Commodore 64 Made Easy

Useful Programming for the Home, Student and Small Business
James Gatenby
9780246124548
ISBN 10: 0246124547 / 0-246-12454-7
ISBN 13: 9780246124548
Publisher: Granada
Publication Date: 1984    
122 pages


Author: James Gatenby

Getting More from Your Commodore 64 Date: January 1984 Getting More from Your Commodore 64

Author: Mark Harrison
ISBN: 0905104595
Publisher: Sigma Technical Press
Publication Date: 1984-01-00
168 pages


Business Systems on the Commodore 64 Date: 1984 Business Systems on the Commodore 64

Author: Susan Curran, Margaret Norman
Publisher: Granada Pub Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780246124227 - ISBN-10: 0246124229
Pages: 172
1984


Advanced Commodore 64 BASIC Revealed Date: 28th March 1985 Advanced Commodore 64 BASIC Revealed

by Nick Hampshire, Richard Franklin, Carl Graham
ISBN    0003830888 / 9780003830880 / 0-00-383088-8
Publisher    HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Language    English
Edition    Softcover
Publication Date: 3/28/1985
Pages: 224


Author: Nick Hampshire

The Machine Language Book of the Commodore 64 Date: 1984 The Machine Language Book of the Commodore 64

by Lotharr Englisch
Publisher Abacus Software
Date Published 1984
ISBN 0-916439-02-X - the book said 091643903X but the former works!
Pages 216
Soft-Cover
Translated from 1983 version in German


The Advanced Machine Language Book for the Commodore 64 Date: 1984 The Advanced Machine Language Book for the Commodore 64

by Lothar Englisch,
Publisher: Abacus Software September 1984
ISBN 0916439062
Physical Description: 210 pages
Edition Info: Paperback


Microguide for the Commodore 64 Date: 1984 Microguide for the Commodore 64

Professor Peter Morse, Brian Hancock.
Published 1984 by Century Communications in London . 
Written in English.
ID Numbers
Open Library OL15156941M
ISBN 10 0712603549
Library Thing 4409615
30 pages


35 Amazing Games for your Commodore 64 Date: 1984 35 Amazing Games for your Commodore 64

by John Mihalik ; illustrations, Thomas A. Rozum.
Published 1984 by HPBooks in Tucson, AZ .
Classifications
Dewey Decimal Class 794.8/2
Library of Congress GV1469.2 .M54 1984
Number of pages 120
ID Numbers
Open Library OL2875866M
ISBN 10 0895863162
LC Control Number 84080013
OCLC/WorldCat 10518125


The Anatomy of the Commodore 64 Date: February 1984 The Anatomy of the Commodore 64

Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Abacus Software Inc
Second Edition February 1984
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0916439003
ISBN-13: 978-0916439002
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 1 inches

Kindly donated by David Braben
(This book is named inside the cover by Ian Bell)

Publisher: Abacus
Author: Michael Angerhausen

Tricks & Tips for the Commodore 64 Date: August 1984 Tricks & Tips for the Commodore 64

First edition August 1984
Published by Abacus Software . 
Written in English.
Paperback
Number of pages 276
ID Numbers
Open Library OL11434860M
ISBN 10 0916439038
ISBN 13 9780916439033

Kindly donated by David Braben
(This book is named inside the cover by Ian Bell)

Publisher: Abacus
Author: Klaus Gerits

Cadpak-64 Date: 1984 Cadpak-64

Enhanced Version
Roy Wainwright
Published 1984 by Abacus Press
Format Paperback
Number of pages 100
No other details

Publisher: Abacus
Author: Abacus

GEOS - Graphic Environment Operating System Date: Unknown GEOS - Graphic Environment Operating System

Format Paperback
Number of pages 307
No other details

Publisher: Berkeley Software
Author: Berkeley Software

Hands-On Basic Date: 1984 Hands-On Basic

A 330 page book designed to teach BASIC. Held copy contains notes from the previous owner.

ISBN: 0-07-049154-2

Publisher: Byte Books
Author: Herbert Peckham

Microwars on the Commodore 64 Date: 1st November 1983 Microwars on the Commodore 64

by Humphrey Walwyn
Format:    Paperback, 248 pages
Release Date:     01 November 1983
Publisher:     Century
ISBN:    0712602291
EAN:    9780712602297

Features the following programs:
Dreadbnought
Waterloo
Torpedo Bombers
Caractacus
Richtoven
Strategix

Publisher: Century

Discover Your Commodore 64 Date: 1984 Discover Your Commodore 64

This book is designed for commodore 64 users who want to begin writing their own  programs. It Assumes a working knowledge of the keyboard and the machines basic functions. Ideal for anyone tired of typing in program listings, this gentle introduction to the jargon and complexities of computing will take the reader step by step through program design and structure. illustrated throughout with clear examples, discover your commodore 64 makes full use of the machines sound and graphic capabilities and prepares the user for advanced programming with a wealth of hints and tips.

Publisher: Century Publishing Co. Ltd
Author: Philip Willaims

Filing systems and databases for the Commodore 64 Date: 24th January 1985 Filing systems and databases for the Commodore 64

by A P Stephenson, D J Stephenson
Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: Collins (January 24, 1985)
ISBN-10: 000383011X
ISBN-13: 978-0003830118

Publisher: Collins

Advanced Commodore 64 Graphics and Sound Date: 1985 Advanced Commodore 64 Graphics and Sound

Publisher: Collins
Author: Nick Hampshire

The Commodore 64 ROMs revealed Date: 1985 The Commodore 64 ROMs revealed

by Nick Hampshire with Richard Franklin and Carl Graham.
Published 1985 by Collins in London . 
Softcover 
Written in English.
Classifications
Dewey Decimal Class001.64/24
Library of Congress QA76.8.C64
Number of pages 215
ID Numbers
Open Library OL14875438M
ISBN 10 000383087X

Kindly donated by David Braben
(This book is named inside the cover by Ian Bell)

Publisher: Collins
Author: Nick Hampshire

B/Graph Tutorial & User's Manual Version 1.0 Date: 1983 B/Graph Tutorial & User's Manual Version 1.0

Michael Reichmann / Robert Wilson / Ian Chadwick
Published 1983 by Irata Press / Commodore Business Machines
Format Paperback
Number of pages 109
No other details

Publisher: Commodore Business Machines
Author: Michael Reichmann / Robert Wilson / Ian Chadwick

Compute's More Machine Language Games for the Commodore 64 Date: 1986 Compute's More Machine Language Games for the Commodore 64

by William B. Sanders
ISBN    0874550947 / 9780874550948 / 0-87455-094-7
Publisher    Compute Publications International, Limited 1986
Language English
Edition spiral bound 222 pages

Publisher: Compute

Compute!s Commodore Sixty Four & 128 Collection Date: 1985 Compute!s Commodore Sixty Four & 128 Collection

Games and applications


Publisher: Compute! Publications Inc.

What's Really Inside The Commodore 64 Date: September 1984 What's Really Inside The Commodore 64

by Milton Bathurst
Fourt Edition September 1984
Published by Datacap - Paperback 242 pages

If you really want to know what happens where in your Commodore 64, this is the book for you. Since the 16k of ROM inside the machine controls all of the machine’s operation, there is no better way to see how everything is done than by examining the microcomputer’s internal opering system.

This book contains a detailed, commented and cross-referenced listing of the ROM contents which may be as a reference to the internal working of your machine. Especially if you work in assembler language, this book is a must.

Publisher: Datacap

Step-by-Step Programming Commodore 64 Graphics Date: 1985 Step-by-Step Programming Commodore 64 Graphics

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
Author: Phil Cornes

Exploring adventures on the Commodore 64 Date: 1983 Exploring adventures on the Commodore 64

Author Peter Gerrard
Publication Duckworth, Nov.1983
ISBN 0715617788
Subject     Electronic games
Dewey Class Number 794.8028542
Physical Description Papeback 242 pages

Publisher: Duckworth

Commodore 64 Games Date: 1984 Commodore 64 Games


Publisher: Duckworth
Author: Kevin Bergin

CBM 64 Graphics Date: 1985 CBM 64 Graphics


Publisher: Duckworth
Author: Nick Hampshire

Mastering the Commodore 64 Date: 1984 Mastering the Commodore 64

A practical book for school-level pupils ages 12 years and above.

Publisher: Ellis Horwood Books In Computing
Author: A. J. Jones and G. J. Carpenter

Idea Book Commodore 64 Date: October 1984 Idea Book Commodore 64


by Ranier Bartel
A Data Becker bool
ISBN-13: 9780948015083
ISBN-10: 094801508X
Paperback 226 pages
Publisher: First Pub (October 1984)
ISBN-10: 094801508X
ISBN-13: 978-0948015083

Publisher: First

Peeks & Pokes Commodore 64 Date: 1985 Peeks & Pokes Commodore 64

By Hans Joachim Liesert
Published 1985 by First Publishing in Pangbourne .
By Data Becker Books.
118 pages

Publisher: First

Complete Commodore ROM Disassembly Date: 1984 Complete Commodore ROM Disassembly

Complete Commodore ROM Disassembly
DDC: 5.2  

Book Details:
Physical Description: 1.1 lb; 160 pages
Edition Info: Paperback; 1984-01

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Author: Peter Gerrard, Kevin Bergin,

40 Educational Games for the Commodore 64 Date: 1984 40 Educational Games for the Commodore 64

by Vince Apps
Paperback: 188 pages
Publisher: Granada 1984
ISBN-10: 0246123184
ISBN-13: 978-0246123183

Publisher: Granada

Commodore 64 Games Book Date: 1983 Commodore 64 Games Book

21 sensational games
by Owen Bishop
Paperback: 132 pages
Publisher: Granada 1983
Language English
ISBN-10: 0246122537

Publisher: Granada

Software 64 - Practical Programs for the Commodore 64 Date: 1984 Software 64 - Practical Programs for the Commodore 64

Software 64:
Practical Programs for the Commodore 64

Publisher: Granada Publishing
Author: Owen Bishop, Audrey Bishop

Computer Programming with the Commodore 64 Date: 1983 Computer Programming with the Commodore 64

Teach Yourself books
by Lionel Carter, E. Huzan,
Publisher: Hodder 1983
ISBN: 0340346388  
Edition: Paperback; 206 pages

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton

Putting Your Commodore 64 to Work Date: 1983 Putting Your Commodore 64 to Work

by Chris Callender
ISBN-13:9780907563563 I
SBN:0907563562
Publisher: Interface 1983
66 pages

Publisher: Interface

Creating Adventures on your Commodore 64 Date: 1984 Creating Adventures on your Commodore 64

"Here, at last, is the key to creating and playing adventure programs on your Commodore 64. Written by two highly-experience authors and adventurers, this book will take you further into the fabulous world of computer adventuring than you dared hope."

(From rear cover)

Publisher: Interface Publications
Author: Clive Gifford, Robert Young

Mastering the Commodore 64 Date: 1983 Mastering the Commodore 64


Publisher: Interface Publications
Author: Mark Greenshields

Programming the Commodore 64 Date: 1985 Programming the Commodore 64

The Commodore 64 Handbook
by Raeto Collin West.
Published 1985 by Level Ltd (Computer Publications) in London .
Written in English.
Classifications
Dewey Decimal Class 001.64/2
Library of Congress QA76.8.C64
Number of pages 612
ID Numbers Open Library OL16697088M

Publisher: Level

Turbocharge Your Commodore 64 Date: 1984 Turbocharge Your Commodore 64

by Peter Worlock
ISBN 0582916054 / 9780582916050 / 0-582-91605-4
Publisher    Longman Publishing Group Language 1984
Edition Soft-cover 160 pages

Publisher: longman

Commodore 64 - Games Book Date: 1983 Commodore 64 - Games Book

A 192 page book containing the code for 30 different games. Dedicated to the authors 'Mom and dad'. 

ISBN: 0-86161-125-X

Publisher: Melbourne House
Author: Clifford & Mark Ramshaw

Commodore Exposed Date: 1984 Commodore Exposed

Publisher: Melbourne House
Author: Bruce Bayley

Commodore 64 Sound & Graphics Date: 1984 Commodore 64 Sound & Graphics

Publisher: Melbourne House
Author: Peter Falconer

Commodore 64 Games Book, Book 2 Date: 1984 Commodore 64 Games Book, Book 2

Phillip Williams
Published September 1984 by Melbourne House .
Format Paperback
Number of pages 205
ID Numbers
Open Library OL11665042M
ISBN 10 0861611780
ISBN 13 9780861611782
OCLC/WorldCat 12586220
Library Thing 4570698

Publisher: Melbourne House
Author: Phillip Williams

The Sensible 64 Date: 1983 The Sensible 64

 Programming with the Commodore 64
Author: David Highmore, Liz Page
Paperback: 122 pages
Publisher: Microbooks (November 1983)
ISBN-10: 0946705003
ISBN-13: 978-0946705009

Publisher: Micro Books

The Companion to the Commodore 64 Date: 1984 The Companion to the Commodore 64

Publisher: Pan Books
Author: Keith Bowden

Sixty Programs for the Commodore 64 Date: 1983 Sixty Programs for the Commodore 64

Pan/Personal Computer News computer library
(ISBN: 0330283588 / 0-330-28358-8 )
Robert Erskine
380 pages, 1983

Publisher: PAN Books Ltd

The Complete Guide for the Commodore 64 Date: 1984 The Complete Guide for the Commodore 64

by Spencer Bateson
Paperback: 332 pages
Publisher: Phoenix  1984

Publisher: Phoenix

The Commodore 64 Music Book Date: 1983 The Commodore 64 Music Book

by James Vogel, Nevin B. Scrimshaw
ISBN    1850140197 / 9781850140191 / 1-85014-019-7
Publisher    Shiva Publishing 1983
Language English
Edition    Soft-cover 125 pages

Publisher: Shiva

Gateway to Computing with the Commodore 64 Date: Unknown Gateway to Computing with the Commodore 64

Ian Stuart
Published by Shiva 1984
Paperback 115 pages

Publisher: Shiva
Author: Ian Stewart

Commodore 64 Machine Code Master Date: July 1983 Commodore 64 Machine Code Master

A Library of Machine Code Routines
by David Lawrence
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Sunshine (July 1983)
Language English
ISBN-10: 094640805X
ISBN-13: 978-0946408054
Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm

Publisher: Sunshine

Commodore 64 Adventures Date: 1983 Commodore 64 Adventures

A Guide to Playing and Writing Adventures
by Mike Grace
ISBN-13:9780946408115
ISBN:0946408114
Publisher: Sunshine Bks 1983
Paperback 216 pages

Publisher: Sunshine

Commodore 64 Machine Code Master Date: 1983 Commodore 64 Machine Code Master

Publisher: Sunshine Books
Author: David Lawrence, Mark England

The Working Commodore 64 Date: 1983 The Working Commodore 64


Publisher: Sunshine Books
Author: David Lawrence

Computer Spy Games Date: 1984 Computer Spy Games

For Commodore 64, VIC 20, BBC and Electron, Spectrum, Apple and TRS-80. For Scholastic Book Club. Games use BASIC to function/teach. 17 Pages.
Contents:
Spy Eyes
Searchlight
Robospy
Spy Q Test
Secret Message Maker
Rendezvous
Morse Coder

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Author: Jenny Tyler Chris Oxlade

Weird Computer Games Date: Weird Computer Games

For Commodore 64, VIC 20, BBC and Electron, Spectrum, Apple and TRS-80. For Scholastic Book Club. Games use BASIC to function/teach. 5 Pages.
Contents:
Skulls of The Pyramid
Monster Wrestling
Jaws
Flying Witches

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Author: Jenny Tyler Chris Oxlade

The Commodore 64 Collection Date: 1984 The Commodore 64 Collection

From back cover:
50 Excellent Programs for the Commodore 64
Including Cardboard, Pilot Interpreter, Character Generator, Reversi

Publisher: V & H Computer Services
Author: Roger Valentine

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