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(9) 1st Printing Golden Books ONE SIGNED Father John Doe Ralph Pfau Alcoholics
Indianapolis: SMT, 1949. This is a collection of (9) 1st printings of The Golden Books by Father John Doe aka Ralph Pfau. One is SIGNED AND INSCRIBED. Fr. Pfau became the first Catholic priest to get sober in A.A. He was most famous for his fourteen Golden Books, Spiritual Side (1949), Tolerance (1948), Attitudes (1949), Action (1950), Happiness (1951), Excuses (1952), Sponsorship (1953), Principles (1954), Resentments (1955), Decisions (1957), Passion (1960), Sanity (1963), Sanctity (1964), and Living (1964). Besides the ones I have listed, I can only find one other 1st printing listed of any of The Golden Books, and it is listed at $195. Please see photos and feel free to message me with any questions. Thank you. "His retreat talks were eventually published in a series of "Golden Books." They were so named because when he held the second annual retreat in June of 1947, at the request of some of the people who had attended the first retreat his talks were printed in a fifty-six page booklet with a gold cover, and distributed as a souvenir, through the generosity of the owner of the archdiocesan newspaper in Indianapolis. People began requesting copies of "the golden book of your retreat."". [Attributes: First Edition]
Vendeur: seancro1 [Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States]
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