Shipley, William. William Shipley, Founder of the Society of Arts; a Biography with documents (1979), by DGC Allan

Shipley, William. William Shipley, Founder of the Society of Arts; a Biography with documents (1979), by DGC Allan

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Shipley, William. William Shipley, Founder of the Society of Arts; a Biography with documents (1979), by DGC Allan. Scolar Press, London, revised printing of 1st edition of 1968,239pp. Hardback with dustjacket in fine condition.

Shipley (1715-1803) founded in 1753, what is now known as the Royal Society of Arts. Through its awards schemes, the Society encouraged, among other great achievements, extensive one inch scale topographic mapping and rewarded William Smith for his great 1815 geological map.