Auctions | August 22, 2019

Rare First Edition of “Alcoholics Anonymous” Inscribed by Bill Wilson to be Auctioned

Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders

Los Angeles – An inscribed first edition, first printing of Alcoholics Anonymous by AA founder Bill Wilson will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on August 29, 2019.

There are only 1,900 surviving first printings of Alcoholics Anonymous. Copies signed by Bill Wilson are extraordinarily rare. Wilson signed this copy on the front pastedown to his friends Dr. and Mrs. Forrist V. Haley, in full: ''My Dear Friends / Dr & Myrle Haley / Whose devotion has meant so much to so many - / As Ever / Bill Wilson / 11/21/43''. Bidding on the book begins at $19,500.

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Also going under the hammer are: another first edition, first printing of Alcoholics Anonymous, a Bill Wilson signed copy of Alcoholics Anonymous / The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism and a Bill Wilson signed copy of AA Today.

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