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Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition Big Books

The Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition Big Book collection features sixteen printings with the very first printing published in April 1939 up to the sixteenth printing in August 1954. There were various edits and changes to each printing, which makes every version of the Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition Big Book very unique and highly collectible. On average, there were approximately 5,000 copies of each of the early printings released. However, the Seventh Printing from January 1945, did not meet the government mandate to reduce the size of the book and only a few copies were printed. It is estimated that this number is likely around 200 copies. AA did drastically reduce the size of the Eighth Printing, making it the smallest of all Big Books, and released it one month later in February 1945. To learn more about the Alcoholics Anonymous first edition big books and each printing please view our Blogs. We have written blogs about each printing and go into great depth about varying features with each of the 16 printings of the First Edition.

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 5th Printing from 1944 - Baby Blue - RDJ

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    This is the 5th Printing of the First Edition Big Book from 1944! This features the Baby Blue cover. This book has a Reproduction Dust Jacket. The...

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 6th Printing from 1944 - RDJ

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition Big Book 6th Printing This is the 6th Printing of the 1st Edition Big Book from 1944! This book has a reproducti...

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 13th Printing from 1950 - ODJ

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    This is a First Edition Thirteenth Printing of the Big Book with an original dust jacket. This printing is from February 1950 with 50,000 copies r...

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition First Printing from 1939 with Original Dust Jacket

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    This is a beautiful Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition First Printing from April 1939 with the original dust jacket. This book is in excellent cond...

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 5th Printing 1944 - ODJ - Baby Blue

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    Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book First Edition 5th Printing This is the 5th Printing of the 1st Edition Big Book from 1944! This features the Baby Blu...

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 13th Printing from 1950 - ODJ

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    This is a First Edition Thirteenth Printing of the Big Book with an original dust jacket. This printing is from February 1950 with 50,000 copies r...

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  • Signed by Bill Wilson - Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition Big Book 16th Printing Recovery Collectibles
    Signed by Bill Wilson - Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition Big Book 16th Printing Recovery Collectibles
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    Signed by Bill Wilson - Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition Big Book 16th Printing

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    Signed by Bill Wilson & GSO staff - Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition Big Book 16th Printing This is a First Edition Sixteenth Printing of the...

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous Extremely RARE First Edition 7th Printing Big Book 1945 - RDJ Recovery Collectibles
    Alcoholics Anonymous Extremely RARE First Edition 7th Printing Big Book 1945 - RDJ Recovery Collectibles
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    Alcoholics Anonymous Extremely RARE First Edition 7th Printing Big Book 1945 - RDJ

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    This is the RAREST big book to find! There were very few initially printed and it is unknown to an exact amount that was printed. This is the 7th ...

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  • SIGNED by Dr. Bob & Anne Smith plus Bill Wilson - 1st Edition 9th Printing - 1946 - ODJ Recovery Collectibles
    SIGNED by Dr. Bob & Anne Smith plus Bill Wilson - 1st Edition 9th Printing - 1946 - ODJ Recovery Collectibles
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    SIGNED by Dr. Bob & Anne Smith plus Bill Wilson - 1st Edition 9th Printing - 1946 - ODJ

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    This book is a first edition ninth printing big book from 1946 with an original dust jacket. The book has been inscribed by Dr. Bob & Anne and ...

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 6th Printing from 1944 - ODJ

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    Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book First Edition 6th Printing 1944 - ODJ This is the 6th Printing of the 1st Edition Big Book from 1944! This book has a...

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 10th Printing from 1946 with ODJ

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 10th Printing 1946 - ODJ This is a First Edition Tenth Printing of the Big Book with an original dust jacket. Th...

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 16th Printing from 1954 with ODJ

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    This is a First Edition Sixteenth Printing of the Big Book with an original dust jacket. This was the last printing of the First Edition Big Book....

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 10th Printing from 1946 with ODJ

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 10th Printing 1946 - ODJ This is a First Edition Tenth Printing of the Big Book with an original dust jacket. Th...

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 11th Printing from 1947 with ODJ

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    This is a First Edition Eleventh Printing of the Big Book with an original dust jacket.  This printing is from June 1947 with 25,000 copies releas...

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 14th Printing from 1951 with ODJ

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    This is a First Edition Fourteenth Printing of the Big Book with an original dust jacket. This printing was the last printing under “Works Publish...

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    Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book First Edition 4th Printing 1943 with the Green Cover - RDJ

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    Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book First Edition 4th Printing This is the 4th Printing of the First Edition Big Book from 1943! This book features the G...

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 4th Printing Big Book from 1943 with Blue cover - RDJ Recovery Collectibles
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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 4th Printing Big Book from 1943 with Blue cover - RDJ

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 4th Printing Big Book This is the 4th Printing of the 1st Edition Big Book from 1943! This book features the nav...

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 8th Printing from 1945 - RDJ Mike’s
    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 8th Printing from 1945 - RDJ Mike’s
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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 8th Printing from 1945 - RDJ

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    This is a First Edition Eighth Printing of the Big Book with a reproduction dust jacket.  This is a “wartime printing” which is the smallest versi...

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 12th Printing from 1948 - ODJ Recovery Collectibles
    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 12th Printing from 1948 - ODJ Recovery Collectibles
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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 12th Printing from 1948 - ODJ

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    This is a First Edition Twelfth Printing of the Big Book with an original dust jacket. This book is in very good condition. The cover look great b...

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 1st Printing 1939 - RDJ Recovery Collectibles
    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 1st Printing 1939 - RDJ Recovery Collectibles

    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 1st Printing 1939 - RDJ

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    This is the First Printing of the First Edition Big Book from 1939! This book has a reproduction dust jacket. — Learn more about the First Printing...

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  • The Ultimate Complete Set of First Edition Big Books West Coast Collection
    The Ultimate Complete Set of First Edition Big Books West Coast Collection

    The Ultimate Complete Set of First Edition Big Books with All Original Dust Jackets

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    This magnificent one of a kind complete set of First Edition Big Books has never been offered for sale before. This set contains not only every pri...

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 3rd Printing from 1942 - Baby Blue - RDJ Recovery Collectibles
    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 3rd Printing from 1942 - Baby Blue - RDJ Recovery Collectibles
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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 3rd Printing from 1942 - Baby Blue - RDJ

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    Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book First Edition 3rd Printing This is the 3rd Printing of the 1st Edition Big Book from 1942! This features the Baby Blu...

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 4th Printing from 1943 - Green - RDJ Recovery Collectibles
    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 4th Printing from 1943 - Green - RDJ Recovery Collectibles
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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 4th Printing from 1943 - Green - RDJ

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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 4th Printing Big Book This is the 4th Printing of the 1st Edition Big Book from 1943! This features the green co...

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 16th Printing from 1954 - ODJ Recovery Collectibles
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    Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition 16th Printing from 1954 - ODJ

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    This is a First Edition Sixteenth Printing of the Big Book with an original dust jacket. This was the last printing of the 1st Edition big books. ...

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