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Alcoholics Anonymous 3rd Edition 2nd Printing - 1977, ODJ

Original price $150 - Original price $150
Original price
$150 - $150
Current price $150

Alcoholics Anonymous 3rd Edition 2nd Printing Big Book

This is a true 2nd printing with the indication of 28,000 groups in 1976 on page 16, as well as the "12/76" on the original dust jacket, indicating December 1976. 

Information about the Third Edition of the Big Book:

“Originally published in 1939, when A.A. membership numbered only about one hundred, the first edition of his book went through more than 300,000 copies. The second edition, appearing in 1955, when membership had reached past 150,000, eventually brought the total distribution to over 1,450,000 copies.

By the time this third edition went to the printer, in March 1976, A.A. membership worldwide was estimated conservatively at 1,000,000. The number of personal stories has been increased to forty-four in this edition, in order to represent more accurately the wide variety of individuals now finding recovery from alcoholism in A.A.

But the basic text (pages 1 through 164) remains unchanged. This is the A.A. message, just as it was introduced in the 1939 "Alcoholics Anonymous," the book that gave the young Fellowship its name.

The stories gathered in the second edition under the heading "Pioneers of AA." have been preserved in full in this edition. Thirteen new stories are included in the sections headed "They Stopped in Time" and "They Lost Nearly All."

This edition has been approved by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous, in the hope that many more may be led toward recovery by reading its explanation of the A.A. program and its personal evidence that the A.A. program works.”

At the bottom of the back flap of the dust jacket is the notation of “150M-12/76(A)”. This is the exact notation is only present on the dust jackets of Second Printings of the Third Edition.

The book is in very good condition. Some very light fading, mainly to the corners of the outside cover. Normal light wear. No writing or notable markings throughout. Some light spotting on the fore-edges. Original dust jacket is in good shape with a bit of normal wear and a small portion missing at the top of the spine. 

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