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    [Bill Wilson]. Alcoholics Anonymous. The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism. New York City: Works Publishing, 1939. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Wilson, "My Dear Friends / Dr + Myrtle Haley- / Whose devotion has / meant so much to / so many- / As Ever / Bill Wilson / 11/21/43." Octavo. [x], 400, [6, blank] pages. Publisher's full red cloth, front board and spine lettered in gilt. Rebacked, preserving most of the original spine. Gilt on spine faded. Binding toned, thumbsoiled and edgeworn. Corners have had some repair or restoration. Hinges just starting, rear hinge had been repaired. Endleaves toned and somewhat worn; some staple holes on front free endpaper. On the front pastedown is a typed aphorism on white paper affixed above Wilson's inscription: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference". On the facing free endpaper, the recipients have written the following inscription: "Please read and return as / soon as finished to / Dr. F. V. Haley. / yo. 2179 5410 Wilshire Blvd. L.A. / Unfortunately these books seem to / be limited in number. They are / in great demand and needed." Text a bit toned, with some occasional soiling and creases. With a facsimile dust jacket. A very good copy of the famous "Big Red Book," with excellent inscriptions. Housed in later red cloth slipcase.

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