DescriptionL. Ron Hubbard. Dianetics - First Edition and First Magazine Appearance. Dianetics. 1950. Front hinge cracked. Minor chipping to spine ends of dust jacket. Very good. [and:] Astounding Science Fiction, May 1950, Vol. XLV, No. 3. Illustrated wraps. Near fine.
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. New York: Hermitage House, 1950. First edition. Octavo. xxvii, 452 pages. Index. Green cloth over boards. Top edge yellow. Front hinge cracked. Some minor chipping to spine ends of dust jacket. Very good. [and:] Astounding Science Fiction, May 1950, Vol. XLV, No. 3. New York, 1950. Illustrated wraps. Near fine. Hubbard's lengthy article (pages 43-87) "Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science," appeared here concurrent with the release of his book. The magazine also includes a full-page ad for Dianetics ( page 155), as well as a lengthy endorsement by John W. Campbell, Jr. on the Editor's Page (pages 4 and 5), "Concerning Dianetics."
Ahearn, Collected Books, p. 333.
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