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First Issue of Dr. Dobb's Magazine


Issue: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Volume Date                        
1 1975 X X X X X X X X X X X X
2 1976 X . . . X . . . . . . .
3 1977 . X . X X X X X X X X X
4 1978 X X X X X . X X X X X X
5 1979 X X X X X X X X X X X X
6 1980 X X X . . . . . . . . .
7 1981 . . . . . . . . . . . .
8 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . .
9 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . .
10 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . .
11 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . .
12 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . .
13 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . .
14 1988 . . . . . . . . . . . .
15 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . .
X=issues owned, .=issues needed

Dr. Dobb's started out life as a very technical publication (Dr. Dobb's Journal of Computer Calisthenics and Orthodontia) with a strong initial focus on Tiny BASIC, a compact language for the earliest of PCs (mostly the MITS Altair). Later volumes became more mainstream while still catering to the programming community.


(Submitted July 3, 2016 17:48:17 by mike)

I have the ten 'bound' volumes that were printed first by Hayden then (the last three) by M&T books. Any interest? Lemme know.


(Submitted December 19, 2015 09:06:34 by Chris McCormack)

I have a fairly large collection (75 or so) of DDJ covering 1977 - 1986 if you are interested in them. (They deserve better than the recycling bin.)


(Submitted April 20, 2014 11:43:01 by Anthony Cornick)

I have Vol 1 1976 complete in a single bound copy ISBN 0-918790-01-8 Library of Congress No. 77-73015 There is no volume 11 or 12. Volume 6 covers Jun/July 1976 Volume 10 covers Nov/Dec 1976


(Submitted December 22, 2011 16:02:27 by Gerald Blyth)

I have a very nice copy of Dr Dobbs JofCC&O, Volume One, Number 1. It still has the 'tear-out' subscription forms attached. If interested please email me gsblyth@ewts.ca


(Submitted October 24, 2010 19:44:47 by (a href=mailto:choon.yeung-at-sympatico.ca)Choon Yeung(/a))

I have the following Dr Dobb's that I'm about to recycle: Sept 87, Dec 87, May 88, Aug 88, Sept 88, Feb 89, Aug 89, Oct 89. If you want them, they're free if you're willing to pick up the cost of mailing them to you from Toronto Canada. Please let me know.


(Submitted May 17, 2007 16:13:04 by BIll)

volume 1, number 1 ...January 1976. I am sure it's just a typo. What would be from 1975 are the original class materials in three parts. That would be a fun class! You'd meet some interesting people.


(Submitted November 13, 2006 07:44:02 by Roger Taylor)

I have for sale Volumes 1-5 (1976-80) of the Journal, published by Hayden. Please email offers.


(Submitted March 25, 2006 04:39:00 by Bob Venning)

I agree with Hershel Belkin. I have Vols 1-4 complete and Vol 1 Issue 1 is undoubtedly January 1976 not 1975.


(Submitted September 21, 2004 19:44:12 by Hershel Belkin)

I question your numbering.... my Issue dated Feb 1976 also states Vol 1, Number 2

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