DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1605 Rowley, Samuel When You See Me You Know Me (Henry the Eighth)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 386
Greg #: 212a
STC/Wing #: 21417
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 42
Date of First Publication: 1605
Date of First Production: 1604
Company of First Production: Prince Henry's Men
Company Attribution: Prince Henry's Men
Total Editions: 4 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: When you see me, You know me. Or the famous Chronicle History of king Henry the eight, with the birth and vertuous life of Edward Prince of Wales.
Author: By SAMVELL ROWLY, seruant to the Prince.
Performance: As it was playd by the high and mightie Prince of Wales his seruants.
Imprint: LONDON, Imprinted for Nathaniell Butter, and are to be sold in Paules Church-yeard neare Saint Austines gate. 1605.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Lownes, Humphrey (1); and others
Publisher: Butter, Nathaniel
Imprint Location: A.7 (Paul's Churchyard - Southeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Feb 12, 1605: Entered to Nathaniel Butter: "Yf he gett good alowance for the enterlude of .K. Henry the .8th before he begyn to print it. and then procure the wardens handes to yt for the entrance of yt: He is to have the same for his copy".
May 21, 1639: Transferred from Nathaniel Butter to Miles Flesher: "saluo iure cuiuscunque ... The Interlude of king Henry the Eight."