First Issue - Alcoholics Anonymous 2nd Edition, First Printing - 1955, ODJ
First Issue, Alcoholics Anonymous Second Edition 1st Printing from 1955 with Original Dust Jacket.
This is the very special first issue of the Second Edition book that was released at the 1955 International Convention in St. Louis. This copy no longer has the “white band” with the book but can be identified as a first issue by the text on the back flap of the dust jacket. The jacket flap contains the extra paragraph of text about ordering the book from the publisher and examining within 7 days. This paragraph is only present on the first issue books released at the convention. You can verify by looking at the pictures above where there is a photo of two dust jackets side by side and the first issue copy has the extended information.
To authenticate this as a 1st Printing of the 2nd Edition, the following can be viewed: on page “xx” line 6, the word “really” is spelled incorrectly and spelled “realy”. Also, the dustjacket states AA Pub on the spine, and the bottom of page 16 shows 6,000 groups 1955.
This book is in excellent condition. There is no writing or markings of any significance. Normal light wear, aging and a bit of fading. The dust jacket shows a bit of wear but is also in good shape and has done an excellent job of protecting the book.
Please view all the photos for the conditions!