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    Presentation Copy of the Big Book of
    Alcoholics Anonymous Inscribed by Bill Wilson

    [Alcoholics Anonymous]. Alcoholics Anonymous. The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism. New and Revised Edition. New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, Inc., 1955. Presentation copy, inscribed by Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson on the front free endpaper: "To Guy C-/In grateful remembrance/of your friendship and/of your devotion to our/well loved cause-/Evermore Yours/Bill Wilson/BH/8/7/55".
    Second edition, first printing (with "realy" on page xx, and "6000" on page 16). Octavo. [xxxii], 575, [1, colophon] pages. Publisher's original full blue cloth, front cover lettered in blind, spine lettered in gilt, original dust jacket. Jacket spine sunned and dampstained at foot, some edge and fold wear, jacket chipped with several tears and scuffs; some rubbing and light soiling to book binding, some offsetting and minor foxing to endpapers, few small corner bends, small stains on edges of text block. Still, a very good copy in the rare jacket, made even rarer with Wilson's inscription.
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    "If you wish to preserve complete personal anonymity when carrying this book, just turn this jacket inside out. It has been especially designed for your convenience." - From the rear flap of the dust jacket.

    The inside of the jacket is solid blue with no printing.



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