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Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great (Decorated Memorial Edition, Incomplete Set of 12 Volumes)
by Elbert Hubbard
 
Leather Bound
$99.00

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More About Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great (Decorated Memorial Edition, Incomplete Set of 12 Volumes) by Elbert Hubbard
 
 
 
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Book Excerpt: Israelites, is problematic. Royal families are not apt to adopt an unknown waif into the royal household and bring him up as their royal own, especially if this waif belongs to what is regarded as an inferior race. The tie of motherhood is the only one that could over-rule caste and override prejudice. If the daughter of Pharaoh, or more properly "the Pharaoh," were the mother of Moses, she had a better reason for hiding him in the bulrushes than did the daughter of a Levite, for the order to kill these profitable workers is extremely doubtful. The strength, skill and ability of the Israelites formed a valuable acquisition to the Egyptians, and what they wanted was more Israelites, not fewer.Judging from the statement that there were only two midwives, there were only a few hundred Israelites--perhaps between one and two thousand, at most.So leaving the legend of the childhood of Moses with just enough mystery mixed in it to give it a perpetual piquancy, we learn that he was brought up an EgyRead More

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  • PID: 16104236908
  • Publisher: William H. Wise & Co
  • Seller: Alplaus Books
    Condition: Good
    Notes: Size: 16x8x6; NOTE: Incomplete set of 12 of the 14 volumes, with Volumes I and II missing. This edition has dark brown tooled leather bindings with embossed and decorated covers, and top edges gilt (please see photographs). Owner's vintage bookplates inside covers, else unmarked. Spots of rubbing wear on raised points of covers, else limited wear. Spines are darkened from exposure; little usage/shelf wear.