Abbreviated title
Drapier's Letters VI, To the Lord Chancellor Middleton
JSA Identification Number
9_13_2
Teerink/Scouten Number
25 (5a)
ESTC Number
T39461
Copy and its Location
CUL , Williams 141 or Williams 212
Publisher and Printer
Miscellanies, in prose and verse. Volume the fifth. Which with the other volumes already published in England, compleats this author’s works, Vol. , pp 241-169.
London, Davis, Charles, 1735.

Commentary

This letter was first printed by Faulkner in Works (1735), and this text derives from that. The variants are very small in number.

Charles Davis worked closely with William Bowyer and Thomas Woodward, and several Swift items are charged to the grouping in the Bowyer ledgers.

References: The Prose Writings of Jonathan Swift, ed. Herbert Davis and others, 16 vols. (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1939-74), vol. x, pp. 99-115, 214; Irvin Ehrenpreis, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age, 3 vols. (London: Methuen, 1962-83), vol. iii, pp. 271-5; The Bowyer Ledgers, ed. Keith Maslen and John Lancaster (London: Bibliographical Society; New York: Bibliographical Society of America); Keith Maslen, ‘George Faulkner and William Bowyer: The London Connection’, in his An Early London printing House at Work: Studies in the Bowyer Ledgers (New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1993), pp. 223-33.