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Delaplaine's Repository of the portraits and lives of the heroes, philosophers, and statesmen of America.

Author: Joseph Delaplaine
Publisher: [Philadelphia] : [Joseph Delaplaine], [1814]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Broadsides
Prospectuses
Biography
Named Person: Joseph Delaplaine; Christopher Columbus; Christopher Columbus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Delaplaine
OCLC Number: 58768614
Notes: Probably a prospectus for the complete work, which was published in 1815-1816 under title "Delaplaine's Repository of the lives and portraits of distinguished American characters."
Half-title.
Includes two variant broadsides, with titles "A great national work. Proposals for publishing a great national work, in perpetual commemoration of those illustrious men, who have most distinguished themselves, by their virtues, talents, and public services" and "Proposals for publishing a great national work, in perpetual commemoration of those illustrious men, who have most distinguished themselves, by their virtues, talents, and public services."
N-YHS copy has presentation inscription: "Presented to Benjamin West Esquire President of the Royal Academy of London, as a token of respect by his most obedient humble servant Joseph Delaplaine Philadelphia June 2d 1814".
Description: [2] folded leaves, [2], 33 pages, 3 unnumbered leaves of plates : portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Preliminary observations --
Life of Columbus.

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