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1ST PRINTING The Eye Opener 1951 Alexandria Group Alcoholics Anonymous Robbie R
1ST GROUP LEVEL PRINTING of The Eye Opener printed in 1951 sponsored by the Alexandria Group in Virginia. Alcoholics Anonymous member Robbie R. wrote this daily meditation book, and like Twenty Four Hours A Day, it was first published and distributed at the group level. Eventually, Hazelden took over publication. Info on dating this book... "Thanks to additional information provided by Richard H. and David M., I believe we can now, with great certainty, date the original publication of The Eye Opener to 1951. The case for it's being published in 1951 is strong for three reasons: 1) In The Eye Opener, the reading for July 24th states, in part: "Last year I attended the Southeastern Convention at Miami Beach [...]." Thanks to a dated copy that recently surfaced, we know the book was in print by September of 1955. Prior to 1955, the Southeastern Convention was held in Miami on only one occasion: 1950. So, 1950+"last year"=1951 2) The First Edition of The Eye Opener states on its full title page: "Sponsored By Alexandria Group Alcoholics Anonymous." In Virginia's Path, published by the VA Area Archives, it states that Robbie (the author of The Eye Opener) broke away from the Alexandria Group in 1952 to form the Old Dominion Group. I believe it is reasonable to assume that the Alexandria Group would have published the book while Robbie was still a member of it. Hence, it would have been produced prior to his departure in 1952. 3) In both group level printings of The Eye Opener, the reading for August 19th states, in part, that Dr. Bob "lives today in the grateful hearts of one h … [Click Below for Full Description]
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