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Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More - [Wilson, Bill] - 1939. 
New York City: Works Publishing Company, 1939 First edition, first printing, with "spiritual experience" to Step 12 on page 72. Publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Near fine or better, with the corners very lightly bumped, some dimming to the gilt lettering, else bright and clean. Overall, a very sturdy and attractive copy with fascinating provenance. An exceptional copy, rare in this condition. This copy of Alcoholics Anonymous was gifted to Mr. Harger by his sponsor Jerry Everett upon his induction into the program and bears the sponsor's ownership inscriptions. Harger's wife then donated this copy to the AA library, where it received additional ownership inscriptions. The book was ultimately returned to Mrs. Harger because AA did not properly acknowledge her donation. Alcoholics Anonymous, colloquially known as "the Big Book" due to its size, is the foundational text of the Alcoholics Anonymous rehabilitation program, written by one of its founding members. Notably, it introduces the seminal twelve-step program that continues to be used as a model for treating addiction today.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.
[Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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