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Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book 1955 Second Editions, First Printings


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Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition, First Printing 1955 Big Book

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1955 First printing, Hardcover, 575pp.
"Realy" misspelled (p. XX), and "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)" (p. 16).

Book is in Very Good + + condition with gift inscription on the first blank page.

Comes with its ORIGINAL dust Jacket in Very Good condition with an acid free protective cover.

 

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Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition, First Printing 1955 Big Book

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1955 First printing, Hardcover, 575pp.

Page XX, "Realy" misspelled and page 16, "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)".

Book is in Very Good - condition with fading to spine and front board, gold gild present. Pages are tight with no marks or writting.

Comes with a new reproduction dust jacket from http://www.dustjackets.org/

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Alcoholics Anonymous
2nd Edition, 1st Printing 
With Rare 1955 St. Louis International Conference Paper Band

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1955 First printing, Hardcover, 575pp.
Page XX, "Realy" misspelled and page 16, "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)".

There is a to/from inscription on the ffep with 10 names and a Dec, 1955 date.

On July 1st, 1955, the new 2nd Edition Big Book was introduced to the Fellowship at the International Convention in St. Louis, MO. The brand new Big Books being sold July 1st - 3rd in St. Louis, had a white paper band wrapped around the outside of the book to help promote the "New and Revised," 2nd Edition Big Book at the convention. It was only during this 3 day period that the promotional band was used on the very first 2nd edition, 1st printings ever sold.
This is one of those books, and there are less than 10 of these with original jackets and bands that are known to exist...

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Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition, First Printing 1955 Big Book INSCRIBED by Bill Wilson

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1955 First printing, Hardcover, 575pp.

Page XX, "Realy" misspelled and page 16, "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)".

First blank page has a beautiful inscription from the co-founder Bill Wilson, "Dear Victor In memory of your devoted service- Ever Bill" NY/xmas 55"

Book is in Very Good + condition with pages 95 to 109 acid stained from a letter placed in book.

Comes with its ORIGINAL dust jacket in Good - condition in an acid free protective cover.

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Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition, First Printing 1955 Big Book

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1955 First printing, Hardcover, 575pp.

Page XX, "Realy" misspelled and page 16, "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)".

Book is in Very Good condition with scratch to bottom of spine, gold gild 100%, first blank page removed, pages are tight with no marks or writting.

Comes with a new reproduction dust jacket from http://www.dustjackets.org/

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Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition, First Printing 1955 Big Book

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1955 First printing, Hardcover, 575pp.

Page XX, "Realy" misspelled and page 16, "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)".

Book is in Very Good condition with first blank page removed and a few flaws to boards and endpages (See Photos).

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Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition, First Printing 1955 Big Book

SIGNED by Earl Marsh author of “PHYSICIAN, HEAL THYSELF!” page 393 in the Big Book "Greetings in A. A. -yours in A. A. - Earl Marsh - 9-21-89".

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1955 First printing, Hardcover, 575pp. Page XX, "Realy" misspelled and page 16, "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)".

Dr Earl Marsh is the author of the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Edition Big Book Story, “PHYSICIAN, HEAL THYSELF”
He came into AA in 1953, was good friends with Bill and Lois Wilson and spent much time staying with them at their home in Bedford Hills, NY.
Doctor Earl Marsh died on January 13th, 2003 with 49 years of sobriety.

Book is in Very Good condition with previous owners name and contact information on front inside board.
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Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition, First Printing 1955 Big Book INSCRIBED by Bill Wilson

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1955 First printing, Hardcover, 575pp.

Page XX, "Realy" misspelled and page 16, "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)".

Book is inscribed by Bill Wilson to Jim, dated "Stepping Stones/ Feb 24/56"

Book is in Good + condition with moisture damage to boards and light sunning

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Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition, First Printing 1955 Big Book

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1955 First printing, Hardcover, 575pp.

Page XX, "Realy" misspelled and page 16, "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)".

Book is in Very Good + condition with light rubs and stains to boards, previous owners name on first blank page, and light sunning to spine.

Comes with a new reproduction dust jacket from http://www.dustjackets.org/ in an acid free protective cover.

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Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition, First Printing 1955 Big Book

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1955 First printing, Hardcover, 575pp.

Page XX, "Realy" misspelled and page 16, "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)".

Book is in Very Good + condition with tape marks on inside front board and blank page. Comes with a new reproduction dust jacket from http://www.dustjackets.org/

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Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition, First Printing 1955 Big Book SIGNED by Bill Wilson !

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1955 First printing, Hardcover, 575pp.

Page XX, "Realy" misspelled and page 16, "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)".

Book is in Good condition. Comes with a new reproduction dust jacket from http://www.dustjackets.org/

Inscribed by Bill W. "Dear Pete - This in memory of your devoted service NY/Xmas 55 Ever Bill"

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Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition, First Printing 1955 Big Book

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1955 First printing, Hardcover, 575pp.

Page XX, "Realy" misspelled and page 16, "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)".

Book is in Very Good + condition with light stain to bottom front board, a price sticker on inside front board and a gift inscription on the first blank page.
Comes with its ORIGINAL dust Jacket in Very Good - condition with an acid free protective cover.

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Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition, First Printing 1955 Big Book INSCRIBED by Bill Wilson
as a gift to Katherine Swentzel Assistant Treasurer of the Grapevine.

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1955 First printing, Hardcover, 575pp.

Page XX, "Realy" misspelled and page 16, "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)".

Inscribed on first blank page: “Kitty Dear: Do have this Xmas remembrance, a token of all that you
have been to AA Grapevine – and to me. In affection Bill BH [Bedford Hills, Bill’s home in NY]
Christmas 55”. [Kitty was Katherine Swentzel, Assistant Treasurer of the “Grapevine.”] Included
within this book are two photographs: Bill in 1970, and a photo of the tombstone and inscription
thereon mentioned on Page one of the Big Book.

Book is in Very Good + condition with light rubs to board corners. NO underlining or writing on pages.
Comes with its Original dust jacket in Very Good condition.

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Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition, First Printing 1955 Big Book

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1955 First printing, Hardcover, 575pp.

Page XX, "Realy" misspelled and page 16, "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)".

Book is in Near Fine condition with a crease to spine. Comes with its ORIGINAL dust jacket in Very Good + condition.

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Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition, First Printing 1955 Big Book SIGNED by Bill Wilson !

NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Company, 1955 Hardcover

Page XX, "Realy" misspelled and page 16, "AA is composed of nearly
6000 groups (1955)". Book is in Very Good + condition with with very light rubs to boards. NO underlining
in book. Inscribed by Bill Wilson with ORIGIONAL dust jacket in Good condition protected by BroDart
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