Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    First Edition of a Very Early Dianetics Text

    L. Ron Hubbard. Science of Survival Simplified, Faster Dianetic Techniques. Wichita: The Hubbard Dianetic Foundation, [1951]. Limited first edition (so stated), first printing ("May, 1951"). An early and rare Dianetics text, this is a copy of Hubbard's hand-corrected manuscript, with many facsimile examples of his hand in holograph. Quarto. [22], xvii, [553], [1, blank], [2, service coupons, all intact] pages. With many intertextual charts and graphs throughout. Affixed to the rear pastedown are two large fold-out charts ("Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation and Dianetic Processing, Part I [and Part II]). Publisher's full burgundy cloth, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, original slipcase. Some wear and split seams to slipcase, minor rubbing to book's spine. Overall, near fine. Also laid-in are two additional charts: The Institute of Mentalphysics. Correct Diet, Health, Happiness and Beauty. Los Angeles [n.d., ca. 1950] [and]; L. Ron Hubbard. Check List - For Use With HUBBARD CHART OF HUMAN EVALUATION AND DIANETIC PROCESSING. Sample Only. Wichita: Hubbard Dianetic Foundation, [n.d., ca. 1951]. Hubbard felt that Science of Survival was essential to his teachings, even believing it should have preceded his basic text, Dianetics (1950).

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2012
    11th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,133

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Apr 11, 2012 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 December 12 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search