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DIANETICS by  Frederik  J. A. & Pohl - Signed First Edition - 1950 - from THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY (SKU: 04921)

DIANETICS

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DIANETICS

by Hubbard, L. Ron & Winter, J. A. & Pohl, Frederik

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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*** IN THE SCARCE DELUXE BINDING *** DIANETICS, Hermitage, 1950, first edition, some light wear to the lower fore edge corner tips, some rubbing and light wear to the bottom edges of the boards, else a tight, bright vg+ copy with the t.p.e.'s in gold gilt as called for in a vg+/near fine dust-wrapper. (About thirty years ago, while visiting a bookshop in another state, the proprietor, whom I had known a long time, invited me into his office and asked me if I had ever seen any copies of the special edition of this work SIGNED by both the author and the author of the introduction which were bound in red leather. I not only replied, no, I haven't, but also assured him smugly that there was no such thing --- to which he responded by reaching into a drawer of his desk and placing this imaginary book into my hands! In this instance, the crow didn't taste too bad as just the new knowledge of its existence was the condiment which made it very palatable indeed). Alas, this copy offered up here, one of only 2 copies I have ever seen, lacks the signatures of Mr. Hubbard and Dr. Winter. This fact may not be too hard to swallow, however, as only 35 copies were bound in this fashion and of those, only a handful were SIGNED! But, to make up for this unfortunate circumstance, we have added a SIGNED letter from Mr. Hubbard to one of his long time peers, Grandmaster, multi HUGO & NEBULA award winner, agent and editor, Fred Pohl.

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book dealer
THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
04921
Title
DIANETICS
Author
Hubbard, L. Ron & Winter, J. A. & Pohl, Frederik
Book condition
second hand
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Hermitage
Date Published
1950
Keywords
FIRST EDITIONS

Terms of Sale

THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY

PAYMENT WITH ORDER; $12.50 FOR THE FIRST BOOK,

$1 FOR EACH SUCCEEDING ITEM; SHIPMENTS OUT

OF THE COUNTRY WILL BE MORE AND MUST BE SENT

INSURED OR SENT UNINSURED AT THE BUYERS RISK.

PLEASE SUPPLY COVER LETTER WITH EACH ORDER

STATING WHAT YOU ARE PURCHASING AND WHERE

YOU WANT ORDER SHIPPED (We will ship to P.O.

Boxes but prefer to ship USPS where possible)

BOOK-PLATES, PREVIOUS OWNERS SIGNATURES,

REMAINDER MARKS & PRICE CLIPPED DW'S NOT

ALWAYS NOTED. PLEASE INQUIRE IF IMPORTANT

TO YOUR PURCHASE.

ALL BOOKS STATED "FIRST EDITION" ARE FIRST

PRINTINGS AS WELL UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

ALL BOOKS OFFERED WITH DUST-WRAPPER OR SLIP-CASE WHEN

DUST-WRAPPER OR SLIP-CASE IS READ IN THE DESCRIPTION.

BOOK DESCRIPTIONS TAKE PRECEDENT OVER ANYTHING

ABE MAY INDICATE. FOR EXAMPLE: IF AN ITEM IS SIGNED

OR INSCRIBED, THAT IS ONLY ACCURATE IF ONE READS

SIGNED OR INSCRIBED IN THE ITEMS ACTUAL DESCRIPTION.

MICHIGAN RESIDENTS ADD 6% SALES TAX PLEASE

ALL ITEMS RETURNABLE FOR ANY REASON WITHIN 7 DAYS OF

RECEIPT AS WELL AS FOLLOWING ABEBOOKS STANDARDS ( Courtesy of notification of item to be returned appreciated and desired).

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PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:

THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY.

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About the Seller

THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY

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About THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY

The Fine Books Company, which began purchasing rare and collectible items in 1976 and selling same in 1979, is located everywhere a computer may be accessed. A 34 year member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, we have travelled to, purchased and sold books on, every continent ( save Antarctica as we are unaware of any commercial book activity there). Although we may be biased towards the fields of creativity, namely all genres of fiction in first edition, we have branched out to include many areas of non-fiction as well so that our stock of over 40,000 items, which includes books, periodicals, letters and manuscripts, is now more balanced than it has ever been before. We issue occasional virtual catalogues (which only reveal a small portion of our newest inventory), quickly reply to all inquiries, do appraisals upon request and somehow have managed to publish 18 books along the way. A "Heritage" member of AbeBooks as well, our specialty is service.

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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
fore edge
The portion of a book that is opposite the spine. That part of a book which faces the wall when shelved in a traditional... [more]
New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new"... [more]
First Edition
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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