First edition, first printing of Alcoholics Anonymous by Bill Wilson.
Octavo, viii, , 400pp, . Publisher’s red cloth, title in gilt on spine and front cover. Dampstain to both covers, some warping of cloth, impact limited to cloth and rear endpapers. Solid text block, evidence of prior use and frequent reading, occasional notes in pencil. In a facsimile dust jacket, housed in custom red leather clamshell case. Previous ownership inscription on front free endpaper, dated November 1939. A very good example of the scarce first printing.
The original text by Bill Wilson reporting on treatment successes and from which the now famous AA organization got its name.