Jun 21, 2016 - Sale 2420

Sale 2420 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: The Story of How More than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism. viii, [2], 400 pages. 8vo, original red cloth gilt, spine lightly soiled, minor wear; small stain on half-title page, a few pencil notes in margins; early pencil inscription on front free endpaper. New York: Works Publishing Company, 1939

Additional Details

first edition, first printing of the AA "Big Book," one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. The redemption of one hundred men is an impressive accomplishment, but the group has now grown to more than a million members. This is an unusually strong copy of the first printing.
In the blank section at the bottom of page 26, an early owner has written "I believe faith in the end will conquer. I love Christ. That is the whole of the Christian religion. Otherwise, there is no Christian religion, and if there be not, then what?"