DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1596 Anonymous A Knack to Know an Honest Man

Reference Information

DEEP #: 214
Greg #: 139a
STC/Wing #: 15028
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 32
Date of First Publication: 1596
Date of First Production: 1594 [Oct 23]
Company of First Production: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: A PLEASANT CONCEITED COMEdie, called, A knacke to know an honest Man.
Performance: As it hath beene sundrie times plaied about the Citie of London.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Cuthbert Burby, and are to be solde at his shop by the Royall Exchange. 1596

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Scarlet, Thomas
Publisher: Burby, Cuthbert
Imprint Location: O.8 (Royal Exchange - South Entrance)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Nov 26, 1595: Entered to Cuthbert Burby: "a booke intituled The most Rare and pleasaunt historie of A knack to knowe an honest man".