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Two books in the Top 10 “most expensive” at ABE

Bill WilsonTwo books of historical and psychological interest made it onto the list of “most expensive books” sold by the Advanced Book Exchange in 2007. Both were written by Bill Wilson: Alcoholics Anonymous

A 1939 first edition first printing of this legendary book – only 4,650 copies were printed of the first printing. Although it wasn’t the first self help book, this book is the most collectible and set the standard for fighting addictions

…and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

The other fundamental book in the history of Alcoholics Anonymous – a first edition first printing signed and inscribed by Bill Wilson from 1953. Wilson expands and updates his program of recovery published in the original book

Each sold for $10,500 US.