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[ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS]. A list of contributing members to the society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures, and commerce. Extended to December 31st, 1818.

[London]. [Printed by order of the Society], [1819].
(xl) pp.

[Bound with:] A list of contributing members to the society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures, and commerce. Extended to December 31st, 1819. [London]. [Printed by order of the Society], [1820]. (xli) pp, [1].

8vo. Recent tan cloth-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting black calf lettering-piece. Very minor shelf-wear. Leaves lightly browned, very occasional coloured pencil highlighting.
Two registers extracted from the transactions of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce recording the contributing members to the organisations funds. Established by social reformer William Shipley in 1754, the Society was granted a Royal Charter in 1847, and is known today as the Royal Society of Arts. The present lists provide details of the amounts paid by each member per annum, either five or three guineas. The president of Society for 1819-20 was Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex; one of the notable vice presidents at this time was Robert Peel, then chairman of the Bullion Committee, later Prime Minister.
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 21625