1st Edition Big Book Raffle: Only 500 Tickets Available


This rare first edition of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is in good condition. It is a very rare find in this clean condition.  There is no limit to the number of tickets an individual can purchase.  However, we have limited the raffle tickets sales to a maximum of 500 for this fundraiser.

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Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book 1st Edition

Fourth Printing, March, 1943

Printed in the United States of America by the Cornwall Press, Inc., Cornwall, N.Y.

Valued at $3,000 USD

This rare first edition of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is in good condition.  There is normal wear to book edges, spines and corners and age-related yellowing to the paper pages, gold lettering on the spine.  The cover looks good for 77 years of sharing experience, strength and hope.
The inscription on the inside front cover reads Bert Whitehead, Lowell, AZ.  There is no other writing or marking inside the book.  Only flaw is a corner tear on page 364 on the story “The Car Smasher” (see attached photo).  We have a complete photocopy of the original page that is included with the book.

One Raffle.  One Book.  One Winner.

Raffle Event:  We have limited the number of tickets sold for this fundraiser to a maximum of 500 tickets.

No Purchase Limits:  There is no limit (up to the available number of tickets) an individual can purchase.

Raffle Goal:  Our goal is to raise $10,000 of working capital for North Orange County Central Office.

Raffle Tickets:  Sold online for $20 each.  Each ticket has a 1 in 500 chance to win the grand prize.

Grand Prize:  1st Edition Big Book (4th Printing) and wooden Collectors Box.

Drawing:  Winning raffle ticket will be drawn on Saturday, September 5th, or sooner if all raffle tickets have been sold.

Notification:  Winner will be notified by phone or email.

Questions:  Call (714) 773-4357 for more information.

All proceeds benefit North Orange County Intergroup Association of Alcoholics Anonymous Groups, Inc., a California non-profit corporation, which is organized and operated under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).  Supporting NOCCO is one of the most direct ways to improve the lives of men and women who suffer from alcoholism.  Your support helps provide 24-hour telephone service, 7-days a week, current meeting information, supplies, books, literature and other meeting aides to local Alcoholics Anonymous groups.

All operations of the North Orange County Central Office are consistent with the 12 Steps, the 12 Traditions, and the 12 Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Additional information

1st Edition Big Book

Copyright, April, 1939, Fourth Printing, March, 1943, Printed in the United States of America, Cornwall Press, Inc., Cornwall, N.Y.

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