A valuable manuscript. First Printing - signed (reprinted signature) by L Ron Hubbard. Very scarce.
Reprinted signature by L Ron Hubbard "With my very best wishes, L.Ron
Whichita: The Hubbard Dianetic
Foundation, 1951. Limited Edition (Manuscript Edition). Hardcover. Very
Good+. Maroon boards with gilt lettering on spine. Includes reprinted hand
corrections. A nice clean copy with strong binding. The text is clean, pages not torn or soiled. Original slipcase bumped in the corners as shown.
"Science of Survival", the most
useful book you will ever own. Built around the Hubbard Chart of Human
Evaluation, Science of Survival provides the first accurate prediction
of human behavior. Included on the chart are all the manifestations of
an individual’s survival potential graduated from highest to lowest,
making this the complete book on the Tone Scale. Knowing only one or
two characteristics of a person and using this chart, you can plot his
or her position on the Tone Scale and thereby know the rest, obtaining
an accurate index of their entire personality, conduct and character.
Before this book the world was convinced that cases could not improve
but only deteriorate. Science of Survival presents the idea of
different states of case and the brand-new idea that one can progress
upward on the Tone Scale.
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About the Author
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986) was a fiction writer who devised a self-help technique called Dianetics and philosophy known as Scientology, out of which grew a large organization later identifying itself as a religion: the Church of Scientology. In addition to fiction (most notably science fiction), Hubbard wrote a body of works comprising the Scientology doctrine and is perhaps best known for having written Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health in 1950.
Hubbard was a highly controversial public figure during his lifetime. Many details presented by Hubbard of his life and knowledge remain disputed by critics, media, scientists, and even governments. Official Scientology biographies present him as "larger than life, attracted to people, liked by people, dynamic, charismatic and immensely capable in two dozen fields". In contrast, unofficial biographies (some by former Scientologists) as well as some reports in the press paint a much less flattering picture which often contradicts official Church accounts.
Hubbard was an unusually prolific author and lecturer. Because the majority of Hubbard's writings of the 1950s through to the 1970s were aimed exclusively at Scientologists, the Church of Scientology founded its own companies to publish his works - Bridge Publications for the US and Canadian market and New Era Publications, based in Denmark, for the rest of the world. New volumes of his transcribed lectures continue to be produced; that series alone will ultimately total a projected 110 large volumes. Hubbard also wrote a number of works of fiction during the 1930s and 1980s, which are published by the Scientology-owned Galaxy Press. All three of these publishing companies are subordinate to Author Services Inc., another Scientology corporation.
Hubbard was awarded the 1994 Ig Nobel Prize in Literature (a parody of the Nobel -- the name derives from the word "ignoble") for "his crackling Good Book, Dianetics, which is highly profitable to mankind—or to a portion thereof."
In 2006, Guinness World Records declared Hubbard the world's most published and most translated author, having published 1,084 fiction and non-fiction works that have been translated into 71 languages.
A selection of Hubbard's best-known titles are below; a bibliography of Hubbard's more popular work is available in a separate article.
* Buckskin Brigades (1937), ISBN 0-88404-280-4
* Final Blackout (1940), ISBN 0-88404-340-1
* Fear (1951), ISBN 0-88404-599-4
* Typewriter in the Sky (1951), ISBN 0-88404-933-7
* Ole Doc Methuselah (1953), ISBN 0-88404-653-2
* Battlefield Earth (1982), ISBN 0-312-06978-2
* Mission Earth (1985-87), 10 vols.
Scientology and Dianetics
* Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, New York 1950, ISBN 0-88404-416-5
* Child Dianetics. Dianetic Processing for Children, Wichita, Kansas 1951, ISBN 0-88404-421-1
* Notes on the Lectures Parts of transcripts and notes from a series of lectures given in Los Angeles, California in November 1950, ISBN 088404-422-X
* Scientology 8-8008, Phoenix, Arizona 1952, ISBN 0-88404-428-9
* Dianetics 55!, Phoenix, Arizona 1954, ISBN 0-88404-417-3
* Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science Phoenix, Arizona 1955, ISBN 1-4031-0538-3
* "The Creation of Human Ability" 1955
* Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought Washington, DC 1956, ISBN 0-88404-503-X
* The Problems of Work Washington, DC 1956, ISBN 0-88404-377-0
* Have You Lived Before This Life East Grinstead, Sussex 1960, ISBN 0-88404-447-5
* Scientology: A New Slant on Life, East Grinstead, Sussex 1965, ISBN 1-57318-037-8
* The Volunteer Minister's Handbook Los Angeles 1976, ISBN 0-88404-039-9
* Research and Discovery Series, a chronological series collecting Hubbard's lectures. Vol 1, Copenhagen 1980, ISBN 0-88404-073-9
* The Way to Happiness, Los Angeles 1981, ISBN 0-88404-411-4