DINGLE, Edwin John (1881-1972) CHINA'S REVOLUTION 1911 - 1912 (SIGNED COPY)

China's Revolution 1911 - 1912 (SIGNED COPY)

A Historical and Political Record of the Civil War (SIGNED COPY)

Signed presentation copy from the author and his wife, Lilian, dated Dec 6 1912, with signatures on the titlepage. First Edition. Medium 8vo (23cm); 304 pp; photographic frontispiece (Gen. Li Yuan Hung), with tissue guard, 31 photographic plates, and...

A Historical and Political Record of the Civil War (SIGNED COPY)

Signed presentation copy from the author and his wife, Lilian, dated Dec 6 1912, with signatures on the titlepage. First Edition. Medium 8vo (23cm); 304 pp; photographic frontispiece (Gen. Li Yuan Hung), with tissue guard, 31 photographic plates, and...

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A Historical and Political Record of the Civil War (SIGNED COPY)

Signed presentation copy from the author and his wife, Lilian, dated Dec 6 1912, with signatures on the titlepage. First Edition. Medium 8vo (23cm); 304 pp; photographic frontispiece (Gen. Li Yuan Hung), with tissue guard, 31 photographic plates, and two folding maps (intact and in fine condition); original blue cloth boards with gilt blocking and  lettering to the front and gilt lettering to the spine; small patch of wear to lower front board at the joint with the spine and also some light scuffing to front, tips of corners rubbed; head of spine very slightly wrinkled; top edge gilt. A near Fine copy. 

Edwin Dingle was the founder of the Institute of Mentalphysics in California. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of Great Britain. He learned advanced spiritual disciplines from a Tibetan mystic, and styled himself as a spiritual teacher with the name Ding Le Mei. Born in Cornwall, England, he was one of the first Caucasians to go into China (1910) where he spent nine months in a Tibetan Monastery studying meditation and yoga. He claimed to have learned closely guarded advanced spiritual methods from the Tibetan Lamas. In all he spent 21 years in China, India, Tibet and Burma. During the 1911 Revolution, he was in Wuhan then Shanghai where he bore witness to civil wars in Hankou and Hanyang. He spoke highly of Li Yuanhong, Yuan Shikai and Sun Yatsen. In many ways, he sympathised with the revolution but believed that Yuan could be able to be a unifier of the country. In 1921, Dingle settled in Oakland, California, and commenced a life of solitude until 1927 when he began preaching on what he called the science of mentalphysics - a ‘universalist spiritual development’ technique based on a vegetarian diet, pranayama and the development of extrasensory perception. This technique was purported as the ancient wisdom preserved by the Tibetan mystics. Dingle's Institute of Mentalphysics was incorporated in 1933-34, and a retreat centre was established at Joshua Tree, California, in 1941. The Institute of Mentalphysics sits on 385 acres, and most of its buildings were designed by Lloyd Wright. Dingle also established a centre at the International Church of the Holy Trinity in Los Angeles, where he taught classes and also conducted correspondence courses on Mentalphysics across North America. As a spiritual teacher, he adopted the Chinese name "Ding Le Mei", the name given to him in the monastery of Tibet [Wikipedia]

This book was translated into Chinese and was published by Zhongguo Qingnian Chubanshe in Beijing in 2002.

A Historical and Political Record of the Civil War (SIGNED COPY)

Signed presentation copy from the author and his wife, Lilian, dated Dec 6 1912, with signatures on the titlepage. First Edition. Medium 8vo (23cm); 304 pp; photographic frontispiece (Gen. Li Yuan Hung), with tissue guard, 31 photographic plates, and two folding maps (intact and in fine condition); original blue cloth boards with gilt blocking and  lettering to the front and gilt lettering to the spine; small patch of wear to lower front board at the joint with the spine and also some light scuffing to front, tips of corners rubbed; head of spine very slightly wrinkled; top edge gilt. A near Fine copy. 

Edwin Dingle was the founder of the Institute of Mentalphysics in California. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of Great Britain. He learned advanced spiritual disciplines from a Tibetan mystic, and styled himself as a spiritual teacher with the name Ding Le Mei. Born in Cornwall, England, he was one of the first Caucasians to go into China (1910) where he spent nine months in a Tibetan Monastery studying meditation and yoga. He claimed to have learned closely guarded advanced spiritual methods from the Tibetan Lamas. In all he spent 21 years in China, India, Tibet and Burma. During the 1911 Revolution, he was in Wuhan then Shanghai where he bore witness to civil wars in Hankou and Hanyang. He spoke highly of Li Yuanhong, Yuan Shikai and Sun Yatsen. In many ways, he sympathised with the revolution but believed that Yuan could be able to be a unifier of the country. In 1921, Dingle settled in Oakland, California, and commenced a life of solitude until 1927 when he began preaching on what he called the science of mentalphysics - a ‘universalist spiritual development’ technique based on a vegetarian diet, pranayama and the development of extrasensory perception. This technique was purported as the ancient wisdom preserved by the Tibetan mystics. Dingle's Institute of Mentalphysics was incorporated in 1933-34, and a retreat centre was established at Joshua Tree, California, in 1941. The Institute of Mentalphysics sits on 385 acres, and most of its buildings were designed by Lloyd Wright. Dingle also established a centre at the International Church of the Holy Trinity in Los Angeles, where he taught classes and also conducted correspondence courses on Mentalphysics across North America. As a spiritual teacher, he adopted the Chinese name "Ding Le Mei", the name given to him in the monastery of Tibet [Wikipedia]

This book was translated into Chinese and was published by Zhongguo Qingnian Chubanshe in Beijing in 2002.

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