Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Publishing, 1953. Hardcover. 192 pp. 8vo. True first edition stated with letters D-C on copyright page. In an intact dust jacket, not price clipped and still retaining the original price of $2.75 on the front jacket flap. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions was published in 1953 by Alcoholics Anonymous [AA] World Services in New York City. The book was written by Bill Wilson, one of the co-founders of AA, and it serves as a guide for individuals recovering from alcoholism and addiction.
The Twelve Steps were established in the mid 1930s by AA and were first published in the book Alcoholics Anonymous, commonly referred to as the "Big Book," in 1939. The Twelve Traditions were developed later as a set of guidelines for how the AA fellowship should operate, and they were first published in Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.
Since its publication, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions has become an important resource for individuals seeking to recover from addiction. The book is considered a classic in the field of addiction recovery and is still widely used today. True first editions of the title are very scarce, and in original intact dust jacket moreso. A Very Good copy with former owner's name and AA Group name stamped twice on the front endpaper in Good dust jacket which has edgewear ad age toning. Item #501231