Item #69639 L. Ron Hubbard, Messiah or Madman. Bent CORYDON, L. Ron Hubbard Jr, a k. a. Ronald DeWolf, Martin P. Starr association copy.

L. Ron Hubbard, Messiah or Madman.

Secaucus NJ: Lyle Stuart Inc., 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. 402pp. Black cloth spine, over black papered boards spine titled in copper, 10 page index. A highly controversial study of the life and work of Scientology founder, A critical biography of Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard. The Church of Scientology undertook an intensive campaign to suppress the book, alluded to in a front panel blurb on the dust jacket - which was a temporary design as the original had to be abandoned under legal pressure. Ownership name of Crowley scholar Martin P. Starr on front free endpaper. Just a hint of shelfwear to cloth, touch of bruising to the corners, edges of text block a little darkened. Otherwise a tight, clean VG+ copy in VG+ dust jacket ( dust jacket has minimal shelfwear, a little rubbing to the edges with one or to tiny chips/tears. Price sticker on rear panel, not clipped. Now in protective mylar cover.). Item #69639
ISBN: 0818404442