Religion & Philosophy

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Books for mind and spirit.

Edition: Second Edition, First State. Book condition: Very good +

New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Company, 1955. Second Edition, First State. Cloth. Very good +/missing. A very good plus second edition (1955), first state with no dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with clear spots on back cover. Absolutely no markings. Text block is sound and square. First state: “really” is misspelled on page xx as “realy”, and the number “6000” is in the footnote on page 16. A nice addition for any collector of AAiana. xxx, 575 pp. Octavo, 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches tall.

A. A. World Services. Alcohólicos Anónimos: El relato de como muchos miles de hombres y mujeres se han recuperado del alcoholismo. 3rd ed. New York: A. A. World Services, Inc., 2008. First printing. Hardcover.

A fine first printing of the third edition of the AA Big Book in Spanish. In a very good dust jacket which shows mild wear. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 528 pp. Small octavo, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches tall.

Una fina primera impresión de la tercera edición del Libro Grande de AA en español . En una muy buena chaqueta de polvo que muestra un desgaste leve. Sobrecubierta ahora protegido en una cubierta archivística, lo que es transparente y desmontable.

C. H. Spurgeon. The Treasury of David: containing an original exposition of the Book of Psalms; a collection of illustrative extracts from the whole range of literature; a series of homiletical hints upon almost every verse; and lists of writers upon each Psalm. In three volumes. McLean, Virginia: MacDonald Publishing Company, nd (1980’s?). Reprint.

Hardcover. A very good+, complete, three-volume set. Maroon leatherette with elaborate gilt stamping. No DJ as issued. Previous owner’s name stamped on f.e.p. Mildest of shelf wear. Each volume around 400 pp. Large octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall. ISBN: 0917006259.

“Charles Haddon (C. H.) Spurgeon (19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892) was a British Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon [was]… known as the “Prince of Preachers.” He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition, defending the Church in agreement with the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith understanding, and opposing the liberal and pragmatic theological tendencies in the Church of his day.”

Bill Wilson; Robert Smith; et al. Alcoholics Anonymous: The story of how more than one hundred men have recovered from alcoholism. Cornwall, NY: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services / Cornwall Press, 2014. First edition thus. Hardcover. As New/near fine.

An as new first printing of the official reissue of the book listed by the Library of Congress as one of the “100 Books that Changed America.” This is a complete, true, hardcover April 10, 2014 (first) printing of the reproduction using the same paper, cover, text, and jacket. Specially printed by Cornwall Press for Alcoholics Anonymous World Services. Not an OCR scanned or pirated copy. It is in a near fine to fine original dust jacket. The dust jacket is now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 400 pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

“[T]he only authorized reproduction of the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This edition is a faithful replica of the original, with the famous “circus cover” dust jacket and bulky paper (which is why it was initially called the Big Book).”

This beautiful facsimile edition of the first printing commemorates the 75th anniversary of the historic publication in April 1939. This is a first printing of that commemorative publication. A fine gift or keepsake.


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