Abbreviated title
Memorandum on Mr Grattan's walk at Belcamp
JSA Identification Number
12_27_1
Teerink/Scouten Number
87
ESTC Number
T48931
Copy and its Location
CUL , Williams 90
Publisher and Printer
A supplement to Dr. Swift’s works, being the fourteenth in the collection: containing miscellanies in prose and verse, by the dean; Dr. Delany, Dr. Sheridan, Mrs. Johnson, and others, his intimate friends. With explanatory notes on all the former volumes, and an index, by the editor, Vol. 14, pp .
London, Nichols, John Payne, H. Conant, Nathaniel, 1779.

Commentary

This is the first printing of this memorandum. It was probably written in 1733 or 1734.

John Nichols (1745-1826) was a distinguished printer, antiquarian, and editor. He was apprenticed to William Bowyer, Jr., on 6 February 1759, and Bowyer encouraged his literary interests and took him into partnership in 1766. Nichols’ work on Swift began with his Supplements to the Works in 1775, 1776, and 1779, and developed into full-scale editing. Nichols was also distinguished for antiquarian projects, including a type facsimile of the Domesday Book and a history of Leicestershire.

References: The Prose Writings of Jonathan Swift, ed. Herbert Davis and others, 16 vols. (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1939-74), vol. v, pp. 344, 359, Irvin Ehrenpreis, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age, 3 vols. (London: Methuen, 1962-83), vol. iii, pp. 337-8.