First Edition of Final Blackout by L. Ron Hubbard.
Small octavo, xi, 154pp. Black hardcover, title in gilt on spine. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, some rubbing to covers, dust remnants to top edge, a touch of soiling to endpapers. In publisher’s dust jacket, $3.00 retail price on front flap, soiling to rear panel, sunning to spine, light rubbing to bottom edge and flap folds. (Currey, page 256)
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (1911-1986) was a science fiction writer and U.S. naval officer during World War II before establishing the Church of Scientology in 1952.