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    [Bill Wilson]. Alcoholics Anonymous. New York City: Works Publishing Company, 1939. First edition of the famous Big Red Book. Presentation copy, inscribed by Bill Wilson on the title-page: "Dear Cracker- / For your help in / making AA what it / is, all my gratitude. / Ever Yours / Bill Wilson / NY / 6/27/67," additionally inscribed by the subject of the chapter entitled, "Home Brewmeister," Clarence Snyder, on page 274. Moreover, each of the Personal Stories contributors is identified with their name and city on the contents pages. Large octavo (9 x 6 inches; 228 x 152 mm.). [x], 400, [4, blank] pages. Publisher's red cloth, front board and spine lettered in gilt. Spine quite worn and soiled; gilt on spine almost completely invisible; boards quite worn and soiled; front pastedown with tape repairs, and with tape residue on the front free endpaper; recipient's ownership inscription on front pastedown; sticker residue on front pastedown; glue residue visible at gutter of half-title; gutter facing page v cracked; rear hinge with tape repair, tape repairs to rear pastedown; text toned, soiled, with a few marginal tears. Pencil notes on the Contents pages. Good.

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