DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1608 Middleton, Thomas A Trick to Catch the Old One

Reference Information

DEEP #: 506
Greg #: 262a(i)
STC/Wing #: 17896
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 32
Date of First Publication: 1608
Date of First Production: 1605
Company of First Production: Children of Paul's (second)
Company Attribution: Children of Paul's (second)
Total Editions: 2 quartos
Variants: There are two issues of this edition. The title leaf for the first issue, Greg 262a(i) [A2], was removed in the second issue, and a new title page for Greg 262a(ii) was printed on A1r. The two title pages differ in their author attributions, performance attributions, bookseller attributions, and bookshop locations. See also Greg 262a(ii)

Title-Page Features

Title: A Trick to catch the Old-one.
Performance: As it hath beene lately Acted, by the Children of Paules.
Imprint: AT LONDON Printed by George Eld, and are to be sold at his house in Fleete-lane at the signe of the Printers-Presse. 1608.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Eld, George
Imprint Location: D.2 (Newgate Without - Fleet Lane)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Oct 7, 1607: Entered to George Eld: "Two plaies ... thother. A trick to catche the old one".