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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 Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism. New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Co., 1955. Presentation copy, inscribed by Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson on the front free endpaper: "Dear Gerald - / Please have this,/ with all my gratitude/ for your treasured friendship./ Ever/ Bill/ NY/ Xmas 55."

    Second edition, first printing (with "realy" on p. xx, line 6 and "6000 groups" on p. 16). Octavo. xxx, [2], 575 pages. Publisher's original full blue cloth, front cover lettered in blind, spine lettered in gilt. In original printed dust jacket. Binding lightly sunned faded and rubbed at extremities. Last half of textblock lightly bent in its outer corner. Milt spotting on endpapers. Dust Jacket sunned and soiled, edge and fold wear, fold separations and tears, small paper chips, .5" by 1.5" paper loss in crown of spine, not affecting title; three inch diagonal tear in spine panel, cellophane tape on verso. Very good.


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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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