Signed letter written by Bill W. Plus First Edition Big Book 1947

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Signed Letter


Bill Wilson

Written on his personal stationary


First Edition Big Book 

Eleventh Printing


Original Dustjacket Included

This listing includes a letter written to Robert Watson by Bill W. And he is discussing “raising the bottom” for young people. He mentions that in the early days most were “last gasper”. He also stated “After all, we have sobered up only one out of 100 of the drunks today in the world”.

The letter comes with the original envelope.


1947 First Edition 11th printing  with ODJ. The book has Robert Watson’s name and address written on the first page. The overall condition of book and I key is very good.  Laid inside were several Newspaper clippings which did turn the page yellow

also included 

News Clipping

”Antabuse Hailed As Alcoholic Cure”

“New Clinic Is Dedicated By Bowles”

Governor Bowles -

Chester Bliss Bowles (April 5, 1901 – May 25, 1986) was an American diplomat and ambassador, Governor of Connecticut, Congressman and co-founder of a major advertising agency, Benton & Bowles, now part of Publicis Groupe. Bowles Is best known for his influence on American foreign policy during Cold War years, when he argued that economic assistance to the Third World was the best means to fight communism, and even more important, to create a more peaceable world order. During World War II, he held high office in Washington as director of the Office of Price Administration, and control of setting consumer prices. Just after the war, he was the chief of the Office of Economic Stabilization, but had great difficulty controlling inflation. Moving into state politics, he served a term as governor of Connecticut (1949 to 1951). He promoted liberal programs in education and housing, but was defeated for reelection by conservative backlash.

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