Stinnes, Edmund H. Reflections. Plymouth, England: Privately printed, not for publication, 1940. First. 
Green cloth hardcover with gilt title on spine, no dj, 6 x 9, lightly rubbed extremities, 64 pp., light foxing. There is an outline from a card or paper once laid in between the ffep and the tp. Good. Hardcover.
Edmund Hugo Stinnes (1896-1980), German Quaker businessman and author. Edmund was the eldest son of the German industrialist Hugo Stinnes, whose vast wealth and holdings were passed on to Edmund and his brother at his death in 1924. Edmund was a German airman in WWI, he left Germany voluntarily in 1937, and he traveled to India and the Far East in 1938, "for the purpose of studying people and conditions there." He says he was impressed with the English, and that at the outbreak of war in 1939, he went to London and not to Berlin.
Stinnes financially assisted Jewish emigration and refugee organizations. He moved with his family to the United States and became professor of government at Haverford College, near Philadelphia (1942-46). By the early 1960's Stinnes was living in Munich; he died in Switzerland.
Written from London, the author recounts his time in India, with chapters on Gandhi, the Brahmans, Jawaharlal Nehru, the Viceroy, the Mystic World of the Himalayas, &c. He speaks of Christianity as the source of eternal values for the ruling classes of China, the United States, Argentina, Switzerland, and still for many Germans.