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    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).

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