Lot 13 of 338:
Alcoholics Anonymous 1st Edition, Third Printing  

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Title:
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than Six Thousand Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism
Author:
[Wilson, William (Bill W.)]
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Works Publishing Co.
Date:
1942
Description:

viii, [2], 400 pp. 23.5x15.5 cm (9¼x6¼"), original blue cloth, title blindstamped on cover, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition, third printing.

One of 5000 copies of this third print run. Published June 1942, of which at the time, Columnist Earl Wilson reports NYC Police Chief Valentine sent six cops to AA and they sobered up saying, "There are fewer suicides in my files." Also, New York A.A. groups sponsor the first annual NY area meeting. In facsimile dust jacket.

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Condition:
Faint rubbing to ends of spine, light creasing to corners of boards; dampstains on edge of textblock; text bright throughout; near fine.
 
Item number:
301091
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