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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (1948) FINE 1ST EDITION, 12TH PRINTING WRAPPER, AA, BILL W.
1948. Fine. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism WORKS PUBLISHING NEW YORK CITY 1948 Stated Twelfth Printing, October, 1948. Navy full cloth boards, embossed cover titles w/bright gilt spine titles, light shelf wear. Navy boards retain original sheen. Pages near fine. Stylish antiquarian signature inside cover: "Ruth H. Wing". Bind fine; hinges intact. Facsimile jacket of original, fine; protected in new, clear sleeve. Classic red and yellow striped jacket design w/twelfth printing stated on spine. Very attractive. Scarce, near fine first edition in fine twelfth printing facsimile wrapper. In 1938, after about 100 alcoholics in Akron and New York had become sober, the fellowship decided to promote its program of recovery through the publication of a book, for which Bill Wilson (Bill W.) was chosen as primary author. The book was given the title Alcoholics Anonymous and included the list of suggested activities for spiritual growth known as the Twelve Steps. The movement itself took on the name of the book. The Big Book has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the dis-ease. By the Cornwall Press, Inc., Cornwall, N.Y. Printed in the United States of America. Large 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" design. 400 pages. Insured post. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
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