The Life of Richard Nash, Esq. was first published anonymously in 1762; a second edition, revised and expanded, was published in the same year. Since then, it has been rarely reprinted and is now difficult to find. This edition is based on a facsimile printing of a microfilm version of the original second edition. This was almost illegible in parts, and in some cases the reading has had to be guessed at. The spelling and punctuation have been modernised where appropriate.