Lot 11 of 338:
Alcoholics Anonymous 1st Ed 1st Printing Inscribed  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$13,200
Estimate:
$10,000 - $15,000

Title:
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism
Author:
[Wilson, William (Bill W.)]
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Works Publishing Company
Date:
1939
Description:

viii, [2], 400 pp. 23.5x15.5 cm (9¼x6¼"), original red cloth, lettered in gilt, recased with new endpapers. First Edition, first printing.

Inscribed on inserted leaf, likely the original front endpaper: "Dear Bob - With this, my deepest gratitude for your great example of AA's way of life - Ever, Bill. May 3/67" The AA "Big Book" in the original red cloth: one of the most influential and important books of the twentieth century, changing millions of lives through it's revered methods of self-treatment and helping alcoholics survive their confrontation with the "demon rum". With "Copyright, April 1939" on the copyright page. Only approximately 4,650 copies were printed of this highly desirable first published appearance. In facsimile dust jacket of original printing as well as a second jacket from the 1992 reprint.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light soiling to cloth and short repaired split to front joint, rubbing to gilt and along spine, top corner bumped other corners slightly rubbed; text clean throughout; very good.
 
Item number:
301089
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