The Western Joint Computer Conference 1957. First Edition. 132 pages. Publisher's original buff and blue printed wraps. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Fragile blue cloth backstrip shows just a bit of wear, the best we've seen. Signature of FM Verzuh on front cover, and his received stamp on rear cover at base. Includes solicitation letter to purchase laid in. Minor thumbing creases to bottom edge. Otherwise bright and clean internally. Near Fine. Wraps. 
An unsual conference by it's own admission - no paid fees, no lunches, just presentations by 9 people on new computers. Set up by the Los Angeles chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to give members something more useful than a normal meeting. Contents include "Magnetic Tape File Processing with the NCR 304", "The Cardatron and the Dataffile in the Datron System", "A New large-Scale Data Handling System Datamatic 1000", "Bizmac II Computer, Characteristics and Applications", "The X308 Computer", "The IBM 709 Computer", "Design Objectives for the IBM Stretch Computer", "PHILCO S-200 Transitorize Large Scale Data Processing System", and "The ALWAC Corporation Model 800 Computer". Companies include some of the ones you expect - NCR, Burroughs, Remington Rand Univac, IBM, Philco, Alwac. A nice piece of computer history, one we don't often see, this copy in exceptionally nice condition.