SIGNED by Bill W., Dr. Bob, Bobbie Burger, & Dick Stanley - Alcoholics Anonymous 1st Edition 8th Printing 1945 - ODJ
This is a First Edition Eighth Printing of the Big Book with an original dust jacket.
This book has been inscribed and signed by AA cofounders Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob! Also features signatures of Bill W’s secretary Bobbie Burger and early AA member and author of the story “Car Smasher”, Dick Stanley. Dick Stanley and his brother Paul were early AA pioneers that both had stories in the 1st Edition big books. Paul later died in a car crash.
Dr. Bob’s inscription reads: “With best wishes for continued success for my friend Anne Winzeler - Dr. Bob Smith - 8/20/49”
Bill Wilson’s inscription reads: “My friend of AA - Anne Winzeler - Congratulations from Bill 5/7/47”
Bobbie Burger’s inscription reads: “Hope your memories of your N.Y. Visit are as happy as mine of Los Angeles - Bobbie Burger”
Dick Stanley’s inscription reads: “Thanks to having a sincere A.A., understanding + spirit - Dick Stanley - 5/15/47”
This is a “wartime printing” which is the smallest version of the first edition big books. The Seventh printing was intended to be a wartime printing in January 1945 but due to printing errors, the 8th Printing started in February 1945 with the corrections.
This book is in fair to good condition. There is wear to the covers and the spine. The gold lettering on the spine is faded away. There are markings throughout the book and writing in the last several pages of the book.
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