“When I stopped living in the problem and began living in the answer, the problem went away": Rare First Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous; Warmly Inscribed by Bill Wilson
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism.
Wilson, William (Bill W.).
Item Number: 23070
New York: Works Publishing Company, 1939.
First edition of Bill Wilson’s classic work, one of the best-selling books of all time, having sold 30 million copies. Octavo, original red cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Dear John Grant- We have come a long way since this volume was printed. Please have my gratitude for all you have done to make this possible- Ever Devotedly Bill Wilson NY 3/15/60.” In near fine condition with light rubbing to the spine, name above inscription. Without the rare dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First printings are rare, signed and inscribed copies exceptionally so.
Alcoholics Anonymous "The Big Book" is one of the best-selling books of all time, having sold 30 million copies. In 2011, Time magazine placed the book on its list of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923, the beginning of the magazine. In 2012, the Library of Congress designated it as one of 88 "Books that Shaped America."