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Alcoholics Anonymous Big Books 1939 First Editions, First Printings

AA First Edition, First Printing April, 1939 Big Books available for purchase.

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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing 1939 (Big Book) WITH ORIGINAL Dust Jacket

NY: Works Publishing Company, April 1939. Hardcover 400pp.

Book is in VERY Good ++ condition, Gold Gild is 100% on both front board and spine. No marks, notes, or writing to any pages. A truly beautiful book !

ORIGINAL Dust Jacket is in Very Good - condition, with folds and tears. A new reproduction dust jacket has been placed underneath the ORIGINAL to increase aesthetic appeal. Covered in an archival acid free protective cover.

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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing 1939 (Big Book)

NY: Works Publishing Company, April 1939, Hardcover 400pp.

SIGNED by both co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill Wilson (His Full Name), Dr. Bob Smith, who also signed his wife's name Anne, "Bill Wilson Anne & Dr Robert Smith".

INSCRIBED by Sybil Corwin (1908-1998).
Sybil was the first woman to enter A.A. west of the Mississippi. Her sobriety date was March 21, 1941. Sybil was also the first executive secretary of the Los Angeles central office of A.A., a position she held for twelve years.

INSCRIBED by Rex Fisk "To my son Myron Harold Fisk whose present address is 14982 Pacific Ave. Compton California I will this book, His Father Rex Glenn Fisk"
From the February, 1960 GSO Directory, Rex Fisk served as secretary for a Compton, CA Group with the same address in the book 416 Lime Ave. Compton, CA.
Rex passed in 1963.

Duke Paddock:
Lived in Southern CA until his job transferred him to Toledo, OH where he got sober August 15, 1940 and helped start A.A. there. Dr Bob was his sponsor. Duke moved back to Southern CA in 1959 and also served as secretary for the "Hole in the Ground". Duke passed with close to 60 years of sobriety.

It appears that this book was passed around among early members of the "Hole in the Ground" 6909 S. Rugby Ave. Hall (Rear Entrance) Huntington Park, CA 90255.

Condition:
Book is in Good ++ condition and has been professionally restored to help preserve and keep the book tight. All materials used are archival approved.
No marks or writing to pages other than inscriptions. Pages 221 to 232 have been removed. The title page has a removable acid free cover to protect Bill and Bob's signatures.
Comes with a new reproduction Dust jacket and a Hand Crafted, Archival, Acid Free, Protective and Decorative Display Box.

This is a VERY RARE book !
I only know of one other First Edition First Printing Big Book Signed by both Co-founders, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith.
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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing 1939 (Big Book)

NY: Works Publishing Company, April 1939, Hardcover 400pp.

Book is in Very Good ++ condition Gold gild strong on front and spine, two pen marks on front cover, small repaired tear to top of front spine.
No writing or marks to age toned pages. Comes with a new reproduction Dust jacket
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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing 1939 (Big Book)

NY: Works Publishing Company, April 1939, Hardcover 400pp.

Book is in Very Good condition Gold gild strong on front and 80% on spine, first blank page has been removed (Most likely to protect a members privacy)
some underlining and marks in pencil made to pages. Comes with a new reproduction Dust jacket and a Hand Crafted, Archival, Acid Free, Protective and Decorative Display Box.

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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing 1939 (Big Book)

NY: Works Publishing Company, April 1939, Hardcover 400pp.

Book is in Very Good ++ condition Book is tight, light blemishes to top of front and a darker stain to back cover, with previous owners name
on inside front board. No other writing or marks to age toned pages. Gold gild is strong on front cover and top of spine with more wear at bottom.
Comes with a new reproduction Dust jacket and a Hand Crafted, Archival, Acid Free, Protective and Decorative Display Box.

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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing 1939 (Big Book) ORIGINAL Dust Jacket

NY: Works Publishing Company, April 1939, Hardcover 400pp.

Book is X-Lib in Very Good ++ condition Boards are bright and clean with 100% strong gold gild. Being protected by its ORIGINAL dust jacket that
has its flaps glued to inside front and back boards, Stickers are on outside of plastic protective cover, not on the dust jacket. Normal library markings (See Photos).
Being unable to photo the front of the book due to the attachment of dust jacket gold gild is also 100%. This is a great opportunity for someone to obtain
a First, First Big Book with an ORIGINAL dust jacket or willing to have the book restored to improve condition and value !

Comes with a Hand Crafted, Archival, Acid Free, Protective and Decorative Display Box.

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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing 1939 (Big Book)

NY: Works Publishing Company, April 1939, Hardcover 400pp.

Book is in Very Good ++ condition With previous owners name and address on first plank page with a $2.00 price in pencil.
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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing 1939 (Big Book)

NY: Works Publishing Company, April 1939, Hardcover 400pp.

Book has been professionally rebound with all original pages in Very Good ++ condition, pages are tight and clean.
Priced at $4800. a great opportunity to own a First, First Big Red Book !

Comes with a reproduction Dust Jacket is in Near Fine condition. In an acid free protective cover
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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing 1939 (Big Book) INSCRIBED by Bill Wilson to Margret (Bobbie) Burger, Her Personal Gift Book, With its ORIGINAL Dust Jacket !

NY: Works Publishing Company, April 1939, Hardcover 400pp.

This is a very rare A. A. First Edition First Printing Big Book in Near Fine condition previously owned by Bobbie Burger, Bill Wilson's secretary that he inscribed to her
on September, 25 1942 "For my devoted helper, my loyal friend - Margret Burger - "Bill". with a clam shell box and its Original dust jacket in Very Good condition !

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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing 1939 (Big Book)

NY: Works Publishing Company, April 1939, Hardcover 400pp.

Book is in Very Good ++ condition With early AA member signatures on first blank page, first three pages have a small tear, and a few pages have light checkmarks in pencil.
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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing 1939 (Big Book)

NY: Works Publishing Company, April 1939, Hardcover 400pp.

Book is in Very Good ++ condition with gift inscription on first blank page, pages are clean with no marks or writing.

Comes with reproduction dust jacket.

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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing 1939 (Big Book) With ORIGINAL Dust Jacket !

NY: Works Publishing Company, April 1939

Book is in NEAR FINE condition Strong 100% Gold Gild, tight binding, clean pages with no writing other than a gift inscription on first blank page "Tommy - May this book be a great help to you in time of trouble".

Book has its ORIGINAL dust jacket in GOOD condition with chips and tears repaired with archival tape, and A New Reproduction Dust Jacket behind it (See http://www.dustjackets.org )

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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing 1939 (Big Book) With New Reproduction Dust Jacket ! INSCRIBED by Nell Wing

NY: Works Publishing Company, April 1939

Book is in Very Good condition. Most of the Gold Gild is rubbed off. The corners and edges of cover are slightly rubbed and frayed. Some fading, age discoloration, and worn spots to cover.
Comes with New Reproduction Dust Jacket that has an acid free protective cover. No other defects found inside of book. Inscribed by Nell Wing to the owner at the time (Dated 1991).
There is a photo of Bill W with his secratary, Ruth Hock, taped to the last blank page. Book may have been previously owned by Ruth since her name and address is found on the last blank board of book.

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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, First Printing 1939 (Big Book) With New Reproduction Dust Jacket !

NY: Works Publishing Company, April 1939

This is a great opportunity for anyone with a limited budget to own a Big Red Book ! This book has been professionally rebound (The out side boards have been replaced) most likely early in the 1980's
with a little wear to Gold gild. All content is original with two of the last blank pages removed and used on the new boards. No writing in book !
Comes with a new reproduction dust jacket from http://www.dustjackets.org/ in a protective acid free cover.

Book is in Very Good + condition

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