Bidding was apparently hot and heavy for a computer manual for the Apple-1, this company’s very first computer. In a multi-day online auction for this rare bit of tech history, the top bid was under $10,000 only a few days ago but in the end the document sold for $12,956. High auction totals for early Apple gear aren’t unusual. This spring, an Apple-1 personal computer sold for $464,900 (£371,250). But this auction for just a manual likely drew some additional attention because its price was within reach of more average collectors. RR Auction, which handled the bidding for this item, “Very few of the original Apple-1 operating manuals — perhaps 65 or so — are known to exist today.” Cult of Mac. on April 11, 1976. Designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak, with Steve Jobs handling the (limited) marketing, it was funded through the sale of Woz’s HP-65 calculator and Jobs’ VW van. In terms of specs, this personal computer was incredibly primitive. It came with an 8-bit MOS 6502 microprocessor running at 1 MHz, and 4 KB of memory as standard. Users also had to add their own keyboard and monitor. Only around 200 Apple-1 computers were ever sold, primarily through Byte Shop, one of the first personal computer stores.