Apple II Reference Manual January 1978 (Red Book)

The first edition of the Apple II Reference Manual, published in January 1978, is hard to find!  Here are some pictures so you know what to look for.

Apple II Reference Manual January 1978

Apple II Reference Manual January 1978

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The Apple II Reference Manual has programs written by Steve Wozniak, like this Apple II Mini-Assembler.

The Apple II Reference Manual has programs written by Steve Wozniak, like this Apple II Mini-Assembler.

Like many computer books and magazines from this time period, this book has code that the computer user would type into the terminal.  That’s right – they would type out each line by hand and them compile it!

The Apple II Reference Manual has schematics of the Apple II computer, like this one showing the complete board view.

The Apple II Reference Manual has schematics of the Apple II computer, like this one showing the complete board view.

If you can find this book, it would make a great gift for a long time Apple fan!  For more gift ideas, check out my gift guide: Best Gifts for Apple Lovers