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Alcoholics Anonymous 1st Ed 4th Print in 5th DJ  

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Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than Eight Thousand Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism

[Wilson, William (Bill W.)]

New York

Works Publishing Company



viii, [2], 400 pp. 23.5x16 cm (9¼x6¼"), original dark olive green cloth, title blindstamped on cover, spine lettered in gilt, in dust jacket of the fifth printing. First Edition, fourth printing.

In fifth printing dust jacket. One of 5000 copies published in March, 1943. The same year the Federal government granted A.A. members the right to use cars for 12 step work in emergency cases, despite WW II gas rationing. Also, Bill W. gives speech inside San Quentin prison, which three years earlier had formed one of the first A.A.'s prison groups.

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Faint rubbing to ends of spine with slight scuffing to boards; light toning to endpapers, text bright throughout; near fine.

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