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Alcoholics Anonymous.

WILSON, Bill].

Published by Works Publishing Company, New York City (1939)

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Item Description: Works Publishing Company, New York City, 1939. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Half-title + TP + v-viii + half-title + 1-400 + 3 blank leaves, Large Octavo. First Edition, First Printing. The first edition, first printing of the Big Book was produced by Cornwall Press in New York and printed on thick paper with wide margins (in order to justify the price of $3.50 a copy) in a press run of 4,650. INSCRIBED by Bill Wilson to Tom Birrell, one of the founding members of AA in New York: "Tom Birrell - / Our dear friend / of A.A., whose devotion / to our cause - and / to us - is one of / our brightest pages - / Affectionately / Bill + Lois / Xmas '44" (NOTE: Lois Wilson also signed here own signature at the end.)Tom Birrell was one of just five AA members in New York - along with Bill Wilson, Fitz Mayo, Bert Taylor & Jim Burwell - who "contributed to the writing of the book" and who stayed continuously sober after the Big Book was published. (This information is taken from a handwritten commentary and list made by Jim Burwell - the famous NY atheist who insisted on putting 'as we understood Him" in the Steps - inside his personal copy of the early Multilith printing of the book done in February of 1939 - now in a private collection. A typed transcription of this same list can be found in the GSO Archives in New York City.) Given Tom's sobriety date of February, 1939, it is unlikely that he made any kind of substantive contribution to the Big Book although he may have made suggestions for changes to the text - since the book was going through the final stages of editing between February and March of 1939. Tom remained sober until his death in 1964. But Tom Birrell's contribution was not just limited to the fact that he was an early AA member. For one thing, he was a pioneer proponent of making contributions for both the 'infrastructure' and the common good of AA - a fact which Bill Wilson noted fondly in a talk that he gave in 1955 on the early days at the Manhattan Group: "Tom B. was leading the meeting that night, and at the intermission he put on a real plug for money, the first I'd ever heard. At that time, money and spirituality couldn't mix, even in the hat. I mean, you mustn't talk about money! Well, Tom put on that heavy pitch, and as the hat came along, I fished in my pocket and pulled out half a buck." THERE ARE MORE DETAILS AVAILABLE ON TOM BIRRELl THAT WILL NOT FIT HERE - AND ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. A beautifully preserved and important inscription copy of "Big Red" - the first edition, first printing of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are two very minor spots to the lower front cover of the book, but it is otherwise clean and unworn with remarkably bright gilt lettering on the front cover and the spine. The dust jacket has, unfortunately, not been so lovingly treated. It is torn, chipped, ripped and inelegantly repaired with aging cellophane tape - but looking 100% authentic here in its protective cover! The interior is without markings of any kind - other than the inscription by Bill Wilson on the front fly leaf. A truly stunning copy of this landmark book that has been a life-saver to so many millions of people worldwide! PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 424

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Alcoholics Anonymous The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Published by New York Works Publishing (1939)

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Item Description: New York Works Publishing, 1939. First Edition of the AA "Big Book" in the Rare Dust Jacket [ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS]. WILSON, Bill. SMITH, Dr. Bob. Alcoholics Anonymous. The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism New York: Works Publishing Company, 1939. First Edition. One of approximately 5,000 first edition copies. Large octavo (9 x 6 inches; 229 x 151 mm). viii, [2], [1]-400 pp. Publisher's original bright red cloth. Front board and spine lettered in gilt. A fine copy of the book, bright, crisp, square and completely unused. Pristine. In a near fine dust jacket with several short tears at the top of the spine, one tear at the base of the spine that has been reinforced with tape and minor loss at the corners. A truly remarkable survivor, one that has been cherished by consecutive members of the organization for the past 45 years without ever being offered for sale. One of the best selling books of all time having sold more than 30 million copies, "The Big Book" inspired one of America';s longest lasting and most enduring social movements. First published in 1939, "Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism" is colloquially known as "The Big Book" because of the heft of the paper used in this edition. By William Griffith Wilson (Bill W.) and Robert Holbrook Smith (Dr. Bob), the book chronicles both their personal stories and the path they took to redemption that would later become known as the "twelve step program." "The Big Book" has been translated into numerous languages and was designated by The Library of Congress as one of the 88 books that shaped America. "Lest this title should arouse the risibles in any reader let me state that the general thesis of "Alcoholics Anonymous" is more soundly based psychologically than any other treatment of the subject I have ever come upon. And it is a subject not to be neglected, for, irrespective of whether we live under repeal or prohibition, there will be alcohol addicts, precisely as there are drug addicts." (Contemporary New York Times review). HBS 67200. $40,000. Bookseller Inventory # 67200

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Alcoholics Anonymous.

WILSON, Bill].

Published by Works Publishing Inc., New York City (1946)

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Item Description: Works Publishing Inc., New York City, 1946. FIRST EDITION, TENTH PRINTING, INSCRIBED. Half-title + TP + v-viii + half-title + 1-400 + 3 blank leaves, Octavo. First Edition, Tenth Printing. INSCRIBED by AA Co-Founder, BILL WILSONThe tenth printing had a press run of 25,000 copies.FIRST EDITION, TENTH PRINTING ISSUE POINTS:" The color of the binding is dark blue" Jacket spine and inside front flap now say "Tenth Printing" Verso of title page adds the line "Tenth Printing, August 1946" Page 178, line 32: "Fourteen Thousand" becomes "Thousands" Page 391, title: changed to "NOW WE ARE THOUSANDS" In the original dust jacket with several large closed tears and small chips. Blue covers with bright gold lettering on spine. Ink In gratitude. Bill San Francisco Mar 21 1951" Despite the closed tears to the dust , this is a really lovely inscribed copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 360

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. The story of How Many Thousands and Men and Women have Recovered from Alcoholism.

SIGNED by Bill Wilson) Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Item Description: Works Publishing Inc., New York, 1950. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. SIGNED, INSCRIBED & DATED BY BILL WILSON using his full name rather than "Bill W". Near Fine hardback First Edition Thirteenth Printing with mild toning eps, mild sun spine in a Very Good++ original Dust Jacket 'Thirteenth Printing' on the dj spine. Dj with mild scuffs, minimal edge wear. Unobtrusive tape dj verso. No extraneous markings or writing. The inscription reads " To Al M_______: / My greetings and / best wishes! / Ever Yours / Bill Wilson / NY / Dec 28 /51" 8vo. viii, 400 pp. In a custom cloth covered clamshell box with gilt lettering on clamshell cover and spine labels. Bookseller Inventory # 43617

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Published by Works Publishing, Inc, NY (1941)

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Item Description: Works Publishing, Inc, NY, 1941. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8 vo. 2nd printing of the AA Big Book; reproduced dust jacket, in mylar; black cover; good clean, tight binding, with owner's names on front flyleaf; lite tanning of end papers.400 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 103204

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS comes of age. A brief history of A. A. [By William "Bill W." Griffith Wilson, et al.]

Published by Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc. [1957], New York (1957)

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Item Description: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc. [1957], New York, 1957. First edition, 8vo, pp. ix, [5], 355, [2]; 16 photographic illustrations on rectos and versos of 8 plates; fine copy in quarter black cloth, gilt- lettered spine, in a very good dust jacket which is lightly soiled and rubbed at extremities. In a new quarter blue morocco clamshell box.This copy warmly inscribed: "Dear Edward Stanley, With this my grateful memory of your treasured friendship - Ever, Bill Wilson 12/2/69.". Bookseller Inventory # 44091

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Alcoholics Anonymous.

WILSON, Bill].

Published by Works Publishing Company, New York City (1943)

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Item Description: Works Publishing Company, New York City, 1943. FIRST EDITION, FOURTH PRINTING. Half-title + TP + v-viii + half-title + 1-400, large Octavo. First Edition, Fourth Printing (Green Binding). The fourth printing had a press run of 5,000 copies. FIRST EDITION, FOURTH PRINTING ISSUE POINTS:" The first 3,500 copies were bound in green and the remaining 1,500 in dark blue. " Jacket spine and inside front flap now say "Fourth Printing" The title page now states: "How More Than Eight Thousand Men And Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism"." Verso of title page, line 3 changes the box number from "657" to "658" Verso of title page adds the line "Fourth Printing, March 1943" Page vii, lines 1-2: "six thousand" changed to read "eight thousand" Page 25, line 28: add the footnote about "200 localities" " Page 27, line 2: "hundreds of men" becomes " thousands of men and women" Page 59, line 25: footnote referencing Appendix II added" Page 152, line 2: "have there been" becomes "has there been" Page 152, line 22: "the bank were doing" becomes "the bank was doing" Page 168, line 3: "six years ago" becomes "eight years ago" Page 178, line 32: "Six Thousand" becomes "Eight Thousand" Page 391, title: changed to "NOW WE ARE EIGHT THOUSAND. / JUNE, 1943" Page 391, line 24: "religious content" becomes "spiritual content" Page 393, line 12: "8,000 members" becomes "10,000 members" Page 398, second paragraph now reads (with deletions noted in [brackets] and additions underlined):This volume is published by [the] Works Publishing Inc., originally organized and financed [mostly] by small subscriptions [by] from our older members. These subscribers, forty-nine in all, have since donated their entire interest in Works Publishing Inc. to The Alcoholic Foundation, thereby giving the Foundation complete ownership and control of this book." Page 398, line 16: add comma after "book" and "please" before "send" " Page 398, line 18: "Works Publishing Company" becomes "Works Publishing Inc." With the original dust jacket that is quite worn and has been mended rather rear covers and frontrear fly leafs stamped with former owner's information (Warren M. Cornell Hatboro, PA.) in red ink. Otherwise, a clean, tight and unmarked copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 358

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: THE STORY OF HOW MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND MEN AND WOMEN HAVE RECOVERED FROM ALCHOLISM

Anonymous, Alcoholics

Published by Works Publishing, Inc, New York City (1941)

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Item Description: Works Publishing, Inc, New York City, 1941. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+; First Edition/Second Printing. Good+; Blue cloth cover with gilt stamped print on spine and blindstamped title on front cover has heavy wear to corners and moderate wear to caps. Boards and spine are straight with bumped corners. This copy belonged to Calvin Nathaniel Payne II whose name and address history is written on the front paste down. Front endsheet has penciled names and details of AA members and office holders. Binding shaken but still very good. Published March 1941 (Second Printing). Pages clean and in very good condition. Provenance: From the estate of former Arizona State House Representatives, Winifred "Freddie" Hershberger (1992-1998) and Joseph Peter Hershberger III (1972-1976). This book originally belonged to Calvin Nathaniel Payne II, the father of Winifred "Freddie" Hershberger. Payne struggled with alcoholism most of his adult life. However, after moving to Denver as a Sales Representative for the western territory of his father's company, American Meter Company, Payne joined AA and took the Pledge. He never took another drink and enjoyed sobriety for the last 21 years of his life. A digital photo of Calvin Payne as a young man is available. ; 400 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 52961

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS COMES OF AGE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF A. A.

Wilson, Bill

Published by Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, Inc., New York (1957)

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Item Description: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, Inc., New York, 1957. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: No dust jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo. Numerous b/w photographs. 335 pp. Black cloth backed, over royal blue paper covered boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Head lightly bumped; heel lightly bumped and rubbed; production flaw to front hinge at top; preliminaries lightly foxed and toned. Interior mostly very clean, with light foxing to a couple of pages near photographic gallery. Housed in a leather backed, blue cloth covered clamshell box in very good condition. FIRST EDITION. Signed and inscribed by the author. Inscribed by author. Bookseller Inventory # 45700

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. The Story of How Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism.

Alcoholics Anonymous) SIGNED by Bill W.

Published by Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Co., New York (1955)

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Item Description: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Co., New York, 1955. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good++. SIGNED "BILL" BY BILL W, INSCRIBED AND DATED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION ALL IN BILL'S HAND. A Very Good++ hardback hardback Second Edition First Printing First Issue (with "realy" on p. xx, line 6 and "6000 groups" on p. 16) with mild spotting eps., minimal cover edge wear. No extraneous writing or markings. in a Very Good original Dust Jacket with edge wear, sun spine, .5" by 1.5" chip crown of dj spine. No lettering affected. Tape on dj verso. 8vo. xxx, 575 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 44504

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Alcoholics Anonymous.

WILSON, Bill].

Published by Works Publishing Company, New York City (1942)

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Item Description: Works Publishing Company, New York City, 1942. FIRST EDITION, THIRD PRINTING. Half-title + TP + v-viii + half-title + 1-400, large Octavo. First Edition, Third Printing (Green Binding)The third printing had a press run of 5,000 copies. FIRST EDITION, THIRD PRINTING ISSUE POINTS:" Jacket spine and inside front flap now say "Third Printing" Binding color is changed to green although some copies were also bound in light blue covers - variously described in the trades as "sky blue" or "robin's egg blue" " Reduced in thickness by 1/8" and height by 1/16' " The title page now states: "How More Than Six Thousand Men And Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism"." Verso of title page adds the line "Third Printing, June 1942" Page vii, lines 1-2: "two thousand" changed to read "six thousand" Page 25, line 24: "five hundred of us" becomes "one thousand of us" Page 27, line 2: "one hundred men" becomes "hundreds of men" Page 264, line 20: add sentence reading "It is now five years since I've had a drink." Page 281, lines 9-10: "past nine months" becomes "past four years" Page 391, title line: "Now We Are Two Thousand" becomes "Now We Are Six Thousand" Page 392, line 20: "3000 communications" becomes "12,000 communications" Page 393, line 6: "twenty" becomes "sixty" " Page 393, line 13: "5000 members by January 1st, 1941" becomes "8000 members by January 1st, 1943" Page 393, line 24: "9 active groups totaling 500" becomes "25 active groups totaling 1000" Page 393, line 26: "1000 additional individuals" becomes "2000 additional individuals" Page 398, line 3: "touching" becomes "touching nationally" Original dust jacket with two large chunks missing - a section 1" x 5" on upper front cover and another 1½" to 3" along the bottom of the spine. Front flap of dust jacket also missing. With assorted other nicks and tears. Bound the green binding. Internally, amazingly clean and unmarked. Aside from the very worn (but clearly authentic) dust , this is a really lovely and all but untouched copy of this scarce printing of the Big Book. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 357

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Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age

Bill Wilson

Published by Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, Inc., New York (1957)

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Item Description: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, Inc., New York, 1957. First edition. First edition, stated, Very good or better in a very good unclipped first issue dust jacket, with the price of $4.00 on the upper front flap, and the code of 7825A on the lower rear flap. This copy inscribed, signed and dated 10/16/ 57 by Bill Wilson in his distinctive, instantly recognizable hand on the front free endpaper. A library pocket and card on the rear endpaper, although unmarked and apparently uncirculated, and in all truth a minor blemish which does not diminish from the attractive and desirable qualities of this copy. First printings of this book, signed and dated in the year (and what might be the month) of publication are quite rare. Bookseller Inventory # 0000427

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Wilson, Bill - Alcoholics Anonymous

Published by Works Publishing Inc., New York (1947)

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Item Description: Works Publishing Inc., New York, 1947. Hardcover. First Edition; Eleventh Printing. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Chips and tears to jacket. Ink stamp to front pastedown. Small stain to page edges. Blemish to boards at front panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 72908

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Alcoholics Anonymous The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism

Alcoholics Anonymous FIRST UK EDITION IN DJ

Published by The World's Work Ltd, England (1954)

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Item Description: The World's Work Ltd, England, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. "Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism". London: Distributed by The World¿s Work [.] on behalf of Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, Inc., New York and Alanon Publications BM/Found. London WC 1, no date (c. 1954). Copyright page has: "Printed and Bound in England by Hazell Watson and Viney Ltd Aylesbury and Slough". Dimensions: 8 3/8" by 5 3/4". Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine and blind-stamped title on front board. viii, [ii], 400 pages. With original dust wrapper. Condition: Stunning! binding tight, slight browning to endpapers. Internally pages clean and white. Owner¿s signature, ink number and contemporary bookseller¿s rubber stamp on front endpaper. Cloth covers very clean, corners still sharp. Some light spotting to top page edges. Insignificant pen mark on fore page edges. Original dust wrapper has a small 3/4" and 3/8" chip at head , 3/8" and 1/4" chips and tiny closed tears at tail of dust wrapper spine and corners. 1/2" tear in front panel. Some light rubbing at extremities now protected in archival mylar cover. The 1st printing of the Alcoholics Anonymous 'big book' in the USA was April 1939. Although AA had been in England since 1947 It was not until 1954 that they printed their own edition of the big book. The UK book has the same contents as the 1939 American edition other than the printing/publishing info on the title page/copyright page and note on page vii pertaining to the re-publishing in the 'sterling area' IE: UK. This is the rare 1954 first edition as later editions listed the edition numbers on the copyright page. Bookseller Inventory # 22359

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: the story of how more than eight thousand men and women have recovered from alcoholism (First edition, 4th printing)

Published by Works Publishing Company, New York (1943)

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Item Description: Works Publishing Company, New York, 1943. Hardcover. First Edition. Fourth printing, March, 1943 (first printing was in 1939). Tall octavo, in the second issue binding of blue cloth. Yellowing and mild speckling to page edges; text paper lightly toned; some light tanning to margins of endpapers from binding materials; a few very light spots to front cover; else a fine copy, spine gilt clear and not flaked, no owner names nor text marks. ORIGINAL DUST JACKET: head of spine has rubbing, short tears internally mended, and a shallow chip across half the spine; white panel on spine has some soiling; long scratches to spine and front panel; some edge tears; moderate rubbing to front flap fold and spine fold; small chips to outer corners, lower edge of rear panel; bit of darkening to rear flap fold and upper margin of rear panel; in all, just good, but lacking nothing of consequence. There were 5000 copies of this fourth printing, of which 3500 were first bound in green cloth, the remaining 1500 in this blue cloth. Quite scarce today in the original jacket. The main AA textbook, and one of the more important books of the 20th century. Bookseller Inventory # 41294

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. The Story of How Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism.

Alcoholics Anonymous) SIGNED by Bill Wilson.

Published by Works Publishing, New York (1947)

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Item Description: Works Publishing, New York, 1947. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY BILL WILSON signing with his full name. A Very Good+ hardback First Edition Eleventh Printing with mild cover edge wear, spotting edges, scuffs. Writing rfeps. 8vo. viii, 400 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 45225

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The Common Sense of Drinking (1st) Peabody (proto AA Alcoholics Anonymous)

Richard Rogers Peabody

Published by Little, Brown and Company (1931)

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Item Description: Little, Brown and Company, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Acceptable. First Edition 1st Printing. First Printing of the First Edition. Fair (2 of 10) There is rub-through to the corners. rubbing to corners, shelf wear, chips to spine ends/corners. Vintage bookplate inside cover. minor dampstain to top & rear corner. 191 pages. There is a vintage store sticker on the fly from a previous seller in Boston Mass. Textblock firm. 1931 in title page, Published April, 1931 on copyright page. Bagged for protection. * * * * * {Any images shown next to the listing that have our 'aCastleofBooks' watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. We ship every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning. All items subject to prior sale. Images available for any item.}. Bookseller Inventory # 021534

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: THE STORY OF HOW MORE THAN SIX THOUSAND MEN AND WOMEN HAVE RECOVERED FROM ALCOHOLISM [THE BIG BOOK]

Bill Wilson, Et Al)

Published by Works Publishing Company, N Y (1942)

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Item Description: Works Publishing Company, N Y, 1942. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition; Third Printing. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 400 pages; In 8s (9 x 6 in. ; 229 x 152 mm). Orig blue cloth; moderately scuffed & spotted, areas of spine discolored & affected by damp, original d/j (chipped along spine, slightly dusty, dampstaining & dampwrinkling to spine - small losses to design elements). Some dampstaining to top & bottom edges, to top & bottom endpaper gutters and joining areas & touching corners of d/j inner upper flaps, front edge of back matter just slightly affected by damp. 1st ed 3rd ptg with all points. Third Printing is on DJ spine and front flap. TP states, ". How More Than Six Thousand Men And Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism". One of 5000 copies in the 3rd ptg. ; 0. Bookseller Inventory # 34613

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AA today, A special publication by the AA Grapevine commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Bill W., Dr. Karl N. Menninger, Dr. William W. Bauer, Dr. E. M. Jellinek, Adele E. Streeseman MD, Ernest C. Manning (Premier Alberta, Canada), Reinhold Niebuhr, Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, Dr. Ruth Fox, Senator Margaret Chase Smith, Aldous Huxley, et

Published by AA Grapevine, Inc., New York?

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Item Description: AA Grapevine, Inc., New York?. 8.5"x11". Nicely Inscribed and Signed by Bill Wilson in his distinctive hand with ink on the fep as follows: To Chris and Stan- My treasured friends and fellow travelers on the road to destiny- In affection, Bill Wilson Detroit 8/16/60; No publication date given although stated First Printing; Pale green buckram, black & white titles, & black & white illustrations through- out the text; A good copy with moderate 1" stain & slight bow to cover; 111 pages. Bookseller Inventory # KDM3613

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The Common Sense of Drinking ~1st Peabody (proto Alcoholics Anonymous)

Richard Rogers Peabody

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Item Description: Little, Brown and Company. Book Condition: Fair. Boston: Little, Brown, 1931. 1st Edition. xvi+191+[1]pp. Small octavo. Printed decorative red cloth with black spine & front lettering, gilt device and horizontal gilt rules to the front cover. Slight staining to the rear board, else a VG, lightly marked Inquire if you need further information. Gach. Bookseller Inventory # P04A-wqba5726n

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (Bill Wilson et al)

Published by New York: Works Publishing, 1950 (Alcoholics Anonymous) (1950)

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Item Description: New York: Works Publishing, 1950 (Alcoholics Anonymous), 1950. Black Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Jacket. First Edition, Thirteenth Printing. Thirteenth Printing of the First edition (with minor changes). Crisp, immaculate, almost as new copy, tiny bump to lower front corner, tiny bumps to spine top and bottom. Jacket has a few tiny rubs with loss of color, including a few thin vertical rubs along center of spine, possibly during shipment or storage, as these do not appear to be due to usage, otherwise bright and about as new. An unusually bright copy. With apparently contemporary ephemera laid in, a 7" x 5" sheet of stiff paper with the poem entitled "The Man in the Glass," which has a 1/8" spot in center, otherwise crisp. Bookseller Inventory # 000147

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Published by Works Publishing Inc, NY (1944)

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Item Description: Works Publishing Inc, NY, 1944. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good Previous Owners Nam. 1st Edition 5th Printing. bound in blue cloth boards, some very slight soil to the front cover, also three light marks on the spine. Bookseller Inventory # 045189

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Alcoholics Anonymous

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Item Description: Works Publishing, 1946. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. First edition, 9th printing of the Alcoholics Anonymous book. Blue boards in good++ condition. The gilt lettering on the top of the book spine is wearing off with only the "lcho" and the "Anonym" legible. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is in fair+ condition. It shows chips along the lower and upper edges with the heaviest wear along the top. There closed tears along the top and one small piece of the spine missing. It is approximately 1/2 from the top and 1/2 in size and shape. Evidence of yellowing and aging. Dust jacket should be considered fragile. We have it in a protective mylar cover. We can send photos is there any question about the condition of either the book or the jacket. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8248406874

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Alcoholics Anonymous.

WILSON, Bill].

Published by Works Publishing Inc., New York City (1947)

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Item Description: Works Publishing Inc., New York City, 1947. FIRST EDITION, ELEVENTH PRINTING. Half-title + TP + v-viii + half-title + 1-400 + 3 blank leaves, Octavo. First Edition, Eleventh Printing. The eleventh printing had a press run of 25,000 copies.ELEVENTH PRINTING ISSUE POINTS:The color of the binding is dark blueThe overall size of the book has been increased by 1/16" in thickness and decreased1/8" in heightJacket spine and inside front flap now say "Eleventh Printing"Verso of title page adds the line "Eleventh Printing, June 1947"Page 28, line 22: "ex-alcoholic" becomes "ex-problem drinker"Page 30, line 6: "ex-alcoholics" becomes "ex-problem drinkers"Page 271, line 16: "ex-alcoholics" becomes "ex-problem drinkers"Page 272, line 6: "my ex-alcoholic fellows" becomes "understanding fellows"Page 330, line 30: "ex-alcoholic" becomes "a non-drinking" In the original dust jacket with minor chips, closed tears and stains. Bright gilt lettering on spine. Former owner's four line k inscription and some old tape marks to front free endpaper. Otherwise, clean, tight and clean - a lovely copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 403

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

A.A. Staff

Published by Works Publishing Inc., New York (1945)

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Item Description: Works Publishing Inc., New York, 1945. Hardcover; Eighth Printing. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. First Edition. Navy cloth binding rubbed at spine ends, corners; a bit of pale spotting to boards; leaf edges, eps lightly foxed, else a very sturdy, tight & clean volume. Dj rubbed at extremities; edges chipped; surface smudged; backstrip browned, jacket now protected in clear cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 42480

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Alcoholics Anonymous The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism

Alcoholics Anonymous World Services

Published by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., New York (1950)

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Item Description: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., New York, 1950. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition; 13th Printing. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The top front cover has some wear to the sizing on the cloth. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and a couple of small chips missing, and some light, but noticeable rubbing to the spine ends and flap joints. "Those of us who live in large cities are overcome by the reflection that close by hundreds are dropping into oblivion every day. Many could recover if they had the opportunity we have enjoyed.". Bookseller Inventory # 29356

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Alcoholics Anonymous.

WILSON, Bill].

Published by Works Publishing Inc., New York City (1948)

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Item Description: Works Publishing Inc., New York City, 1948. FIRST EDITION, TWELFTH PRINTING. Half-title + TP + v-viii + half-title + 1-400 + 3 blank leaves, Octavo. First Edition, Twelfth Printing. The twelfth printing had a press run of 42,350 copies.TWELFTH PRINTING ISSUE POINTS:The color of the binding is dark blueThe overall size of the book has decreased 1/16" in heightJacket spine and inside front flap now say "Twelfth Printing"Verso of title page adds the line "Twelfth Printing, October 1948" With the original dust jacket with very minor chipping and just a bit of sun to the spine. Bright gilt lettering on spine. Missing front free endpaper. Otherwise a clean, tight and beautiful copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 404

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Alcoholics Anonymous.

WILSON, Bill].

Published by Works Publishing Inc., New York City (1950)

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Item Description: Works Publishing Inc., New York City, 1950. FIRST EDITION, THIRTEENTH PRINTING. Half-title + TP + v-viii + half-title + 1-400 + 3 blank leaves, Octavo. First Edition, Thirteenth Printing. The thirteenth printing had a press run of 50,000 copies.THIRTEENTH PRINTING ISSUE POINTS:The color of the binding is dark blueThe overall size of the book has decreased1/8" in height and 1/16" in widthJacket spine and inside front flap now say "Thirteenth Printing"Verso of title page adds the line "Thirteenth Printing, February 1950"Page 159, line 26: "we alcoholics" becomes "us alcoholics" With the original dust jacket, worn and chipped with several closed tears. Jacket spine lightly sunned. Bright gilt lettering on book spine. Penciled former owner's formation to front free endpaper. Otherwise, clean, tight and completely unmarked - a very pretty copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 405

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Alcoholics Anonymous.

WILSON, Bill].

Published by Works Publishing Inc., New York City (1951)

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Item Description: Works Publishing Inc., New York City, 1951. FIRST EDITION, FOURTEENTH PRINTING. Half-title + TP + v-viii + half-title + 1-400 + 3 blank leaves, Octavo. First Edition, Fourteenth Printing. The fourteenth printing had a press run of 49,800 copies.FOURTEENTH PRINTING ISSUE POINTS:The color of the binding is dark blueThe thicknes of the book has decreased by 1/16" Jacket spine and inside front flap now say "Fourteenth Printing"Verso of title page adds the line "Fourteenth Printing, July, 1951" In the original dust jacket which is lightly chipped and just a bit worn with several closed tears. The binding has two thin 1" white discoloration marks just off the bottom on each side of the book. Otherwise the book is a clean and solid with a deeply embossed title on the front cover and bright gilt lettering on the spine. The text is absolutely pristine making this a copy a worthy addition to any A.A. collection. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 406

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Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More than Six Thousand Men and Women have Recovered from Alcoholism (Hardcover)

Wilson, Bill, et al]

Published by Works Publishing, New York (1942)

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Item Description: Works Publishing, New York, 1942. First Edition. Third printing. The First Edition was published in 1939, but the book didn't achieve its phenomenal popularity until a few years later, with the second printing coming in 1942, the third the following year, and a 12th printing by the end of the decade.The front pastedown, recto and verso of the front endpaper have been completely inscribed with contemporary owner names, presumably members of the original owner's AA group (making this a somewhat ironic copy).Very Good plus in the variant light blue cloth lacking dust jacket. Boards are lightly rubbed, with slight bumping to the tips, and light fray at the heel with an accompanying bump to the text block. An early edition of the founding title for one of the twentieth century's most important social movements, one whose influence and value are inestimable. Bookseller Inventory # 118666

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