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Wilson, William "Bill"] Anonymous
Harper & Brothers, New York, 1953. First Printing, with publisher's 'D-C' code on copyright page. Octavo (21cm); pale gray paper and black cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; [4],5-192pp. Hint of a forward lean, gentle sunning to upper board edges, else a fresh, Near Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.75), lightly edgeworn, with a hint of sunning to white spine lettering, a few closed tears, and a thin 1.5cm loss to upper edge of front panel; tiny contemporary date rubber-stamp at lower right corner of front flap; Very Good+. Attractive copy of one of the two cornerstone works of the Alcoholics Anonymous movement, which explains the 24 basic principles of AA and their application. The book was simultaneously-issued by Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, Inc. (for members) and Harper & Brothers (for sale to the general public), with the trade edition being the scarcer of the two. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books [Stephenson, VA, U.S.A.]

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