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|Named Person:||Christopher Columbus; George Washington; Benjamin Franklin|
|Material Type:||Biography, Juvenile audience|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Charles Desilver; Samuel G Goodrich; J Downes; George Loring Brown; Smith & Peters.
|Notes:||Spine title: Parley's Columbus Washington Franklin. Includes The life of George Washington and The life of Benjamin Franklin, each with separate title page bearing the imprint "Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1229 Chestnut Street. 1865." All three works copyright 1836 by S.G. Goodrich (in Massachusetts) and bear the statement on title page verso "Printed by Smith & Peters, Franklin Buildings, Sixth Street, below Arch, Philadelphia."
"In the selection of subjects for a biographical series of works for youth, the editor has been led ... to prefer those which belong to our own country. ... It is more particularly necessary, that our youth should be made acquainted with the lives of those men who were associated with the history of their native land ... In the presentation of the work, the author has sought to adapt it to youth, by the use of a simple style, and by the introduction of many illustrative tales, sketches, anecdotes and adventures. Questions for examining the pupils are printed in the pages, which may be used, or not, at the choice of the teacher. The Life of Washington, and the Life of Franklin, on a plan similar to this, are nearly completed, and other volumes containing the lives of celebrated Indian chiefs, celebrated American statesmen, &c. will be published hereafter, if those already in progress should meet with success."--Preface, p. [v]-vi. Includes questions for study.
Prepared under the direction of Samuel G. Goodrich.
Each paragraph numbered.
Pagination: , vi, , 8-187, , vi, , 8-174, , 180 p.,  leaves of plates.
"The life of George Washington. Illustrated by tales, sketches and anecdotes. Adapted to the use of schools. With engravings."--174 p., second count, with separate title page.
"The life of Benjamin Franklin. Illustrated by tales, sketches, and anecdotes. Adapted to the use of schools. With engravings."--180 p., third count. "Essays of Dr. Franklin"--P. -180. "We have selected a few of his lighter essays as a sequel to the biography; desirable, both as displaying somewhat of the character of their author, and conveying common sense maxims likely to be of much service to the young."--p. . Includes verse.
Wood engravings variously signed by "Downes" and George Loring Brown.
Copyright by S.G. Goodrich; authorship disclaimed by him in his "Recollections."
|Description:||vi, -187 p., 3 pl. : incl. front. (port.), ill. ; 20 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Parley's Columbus Washington Franklin.
Life of George Washington.
Life of Benjamin Franklin.