Thomas Davies

Born: ca. 1712
Died: 5 May 1785
Biography
Bookseller, and actor, in London. Introduced Boswell to Dr. Johnson. Presented bills for books bought by Royal Academy in 1770 (22 March £4 3s.6 d.); 1773 (April £2 11s.6d.; July £6 for 'Universal History'); 1776 (23 July £4 14s.6d.; Nov. £11 4s.6d.); 1777 (4 Feb. '... on acc[oun]t £50'); went bankrupt in 1778, but reinstated through help mobilised by Dr. Johnson.
 
Works of Art: 0
Books: 14
Archives: 0
Reynolds, Joshua, P.R.A.   A discourse, delivered to the students of the Royal Academy, on the distribution of the prizes, December 11, 1769, by the President [Sir Joshua Reynolds] - London 1769   
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An universal history, from the earliest account of time : Compiled from original authors; and illustrated with maps, cuts, notes, &c. With a general index to the whole. ...   - London : 1747-1754.   
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Paine, James   Plans, Elevations and Sections, Of Noblemen and Gentlemen's Houses, And Also Of Stabling, Bridges, Public and Private, Temples, and other Garden Buildings; Executed In The Counties Of Derby, Durham, Middlesex, Northumberland, Nottingham, and York. By James Paine, Architect, One of the Directors of the Society of Artists of Great-Britain. Part The First. Illustrated by Seventy-Four Large Folio Plates. - London: [1767]   
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Chambers, William, R.A.   A Dissertation On Oriental Gardening; By Sr William Chambers, Comptroller-General Of His Majesty's Works, &c. The Second Edition, With Additions. To Which Is Annexed, An Explanatory Discourse, By Tan Chet-Qua, of Quang-Chew-Fu, Gent. - London: 1773.   
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Reynolds, Joshua, P.R.A.   A Discourse, Delivered To The Students Of The Royal Academy, On The Distribution of the Prizes, December 14, 1770 (December 10, 1771). By The President. - London: [1771. (1772.)]   
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Polybius   The General History Of Polybius. In Five Books. Translated from the Greek By Mr Hampton. The Third Edition. Vol. I. (II.) - London: [1772]   
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Noble, Edward   The Elements Of Linear Perspective Demonstrated By Geometrical Principles, And applied to the most general and concise Modes Of Practice. With An Introduction, Containing So Much Of The Elements of Geometry As Will Render The Whole Rationale of Perspective Intelligible, Withot Any Other Previous Mathematical Knowledge. By Edward Noble. - London. [1771]   
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Kirby, Joshua   The Description and Use Of A New Instrument Called, An Architectonic Sector. By Which Any Part of Architecture may be Drawn With Facility And Exactness. - London: 1761.   
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Kirby, Joshua   The Perspective of Architecture. A Work Entirely New; Deduced From The Principles Of Dr. Brook Taylor; And Performed by Two Rules only of Universal Application. Begun By Command of His Present Majesty, When Prince Of Wales. By Joshua Kirby, Designer in Perspective to His Majesty. - London: 1761.   
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Kirby, Joshua   Dr. Brook Taylor's Method Of Perspective Made Easy; Both in Theory and Practice: In Two Books. Being An Attempt to make the Art of Perspective easy and familiar; To adapt it entirely to the Arts of Design; And To make it an Entertaining Study to any Gentleman who shall chuse so polite an Amusement. By Joshua Kirby, Designer In Perspective To Their Majesties. And Fellow of the Royal and Antiquarian Societies. Illustrated With Many Copper-Plates, Correctly Engraved under the Author's Inspection. The Third Edition, with several Additions and Improvements. ... Book I. - London: [1768]   
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Paine, James   Plans, Elevations and Sections, Of Noblemen and Gentlemen's Houses And Also Of Stabling, Bridges, Public and Private, Temples, and other Garden Buildings; Executed In The Counties Of Derby, Durham, Middlesex, Northumberland, Nottingham, and York. By James Paine, Architect, One of the Directors of the Society of Artists of Great-Britain. Part The First. Illustrated by Seventy-Four Large Folio Plates. The second edition. (Nottingham, Essex, Wilts, Derby, Hertford, Suffolk, Salop, Middlesex, and Surrey. By James Paine, Architect. Part The Second. Illustrated by One Hundred and One Large Folio Plates.) - London: [1783]   
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Richardson, Jonathan, the Elder   The Works Of Mr Jonathan Richardson. Consisting of I. The Theory Of Painting. II. Essay On The Art Of Criticism, so far as it relates to Painting. III. The Science Of A Connoisseur. All corrected and prepared for the Press By his Son Mr. J. Richardson. - London: [1773]   
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Johnson, Samuel   The Lives Of The Most Eminent English Poets; With Critical Observations On Their Works. By Samuel Johnson. In Four Volumes. Volume I. (-IV.) - London: [1781]   
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Gwynn, John, R.A.   London and Westminster Improved, Illustrated by Plans. To which is prefixed, A Discourse on Publick Magnificence; With Observations on the State of Arts and Artists in this Kingdom, wherein the study of the Polite Arts is recommended as necessary to a liberal Education: Concluded by Some Proposals relative to Places not laid down in the Plans. By John Gwynn. - London: [1766]   
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