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The Book Of Wealth EBook

By Reviewer | November 29, 2010

“The Book of Wealth” provides a brilliant glimpse into some of the richest individuals, wealthiest institutions and richest organizations throughout the history of the world. It is a detailed analysis of the thought process behind some of the greatest people such as the Babylonians, the Romans and even the Egyptian Pharaohs who built one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, that still exists today! That, naturally is the Great Pyramid of Giza, also called the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops.

The Book of Wealth scours the world and makes an effort to analyse the mind set and guiding principles of some of the most prosperous minds that lived on this earth.

But is it actually a wealth creation bible?

“The Book of Wealth” was written by bibliophile Hubert Howe Bancroft in the late 1800’s. The book comprised 10 volumes and was sold in limited numbers for $2,500 and $1,000 a copy, depending upon whether you purchased the first, or cygne noir edition, or the second, fin de siècle edition.

As you can well imagine, that was a considerable sum to pay for Bancroft’s publication, back at that time. Therefore, there were very few individuals who could afford to pay such prices. As a result, only the richest and most powerful of families had the financial means to buy “The Book of Wealth.” Such scarcity has meant that the contents of Bancroft’s works has been covered in a shroud of secrecy for over 100 years. Indeed, whenever “The Book of Wealth” has come up for sale at auction, there has inevitably been furious bidding. Even motivational life coach, Dr John Demartini, has confessed to bidding for a copy, no matter what the cost.

However, does this book hold the secret to eternal riches or is it just another money making scam?

In his defence, Bancroft describes his publication as;

“An Inquiry into the Nature and Distribution of the World’s Resources and Riches, and a History of the Origin and Influence of Property, its Possession, Accumulation and Disposition in all Ages and among all Nations.”

At no time did Bancroft say:
“Buy my book and you will get rich!”

However, Bancroft’s book does appear to have been referenced in the promotion of seminars which claim to help you improve your finances.

I personally, am uncertain as to what this publication is intended to deliver in terms of self improvement or material wealth. Whilst I appreciate that enrichment can mean many things, aside from material wealth, I just cannot grasp what is so special and unique about this rare book, from a financial perspective. Yes, of course the book has great historical significance, that cannot be denied. But, unless you are an historian or bibliophile, such as Hubert Bancroft, I’m not sure if you would appreciate his efforts if you’re simply looking for a means to pay the bills every month!

Maybe my intelligence is such that I will never “get” what this book is all about. By all means call me an ignoramus! However, it is not Hubert Bancroft’s masterpiece which I am questioning. Simply the interpretation or spin that is being placed upon this book from some quarters. Unquestionably you will need a lot of time, motivation and patience to read all 10 volumes and I am positive that there are many who are passionate about this publication and will inevitably do so.

So, is “The Book of Wealth” a scam? Well, actually no. It is clearly of noteworthy historical significance. Is “The Book of Wealth” for everyone? Again, the answer has to be no and perhaps Hubert Bancroft realised this when he limited publication numbers all those years ago!

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