First edition, first printing of Alcoholics Anonymous by Bill Wilson.
Octavo, viii, , 400pp, . Publisher’s red cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine and front cover. No additional printings mentioned on copyright page. Dampstain along lower quarter of text block, affecting both sets of endpapers, light soiling to red cloth covers. This copy is free of any additional marks or notations within the text block. Solid text block and binding. Touch of rubbing to tips of spine. Lacking the scarce dust jacket, as usual. A very good example.
The original text by Bill Wilson reporting on treatment successes and from which the now famous AA organization got its name.