Learning IBM BASIC for the Personal Computer, revised edition 1984.
Compusoft, San Diego California 1984; 494 pages, some illustrations.
Condition: Very Good overall, large thick softcover, cover illustration of IBM pc with monitor (green on black text), tophat, cane and rose (alluding to the charlie-chaplin-esque character in the commercials at the time...) Some shelfwear, binding is tight and secure, pages clean and unmarked; prev. owner's name at top of titlepage.
In 1981 the executives at IBM decided to take the bold step of producing a computer that could be used by everybody. It had to be compact, affordable and powerful... But the era of the desktop computer brought with it a new problem - technical documentation... that didn't make much sense to the customer... (from the rear cover) A book on learning BASIC for the IBM pc for the non-engineer -- includes getting started, Beginning BASIC, strings, variable precision and Math, Display formatting, Arrays, Sound, and more.