DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1635 Beaumont, Francis The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Reference Information

DEEP #: 605
Greg #: 316b
STC/Wing #: 1675
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Burlesque Romance
Book Edition: 2
Play Edition: 2
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1613
Date of First Production: 1607
Company of First Production: Children of the Queen's Revels
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: THE KNIGHT Of the BVRNING PESTLE. Full of Mirth and Delight.
Author: Written by { Francis Beaumont, | and | Iohn Fletcher. } Gent.
Performance: As it is now Acted by Her Majesties Servants at the Private house in Drury Lane. 1635.
Latin Motto: [in single column] —————— Quod si | Iudicium subtile, videndis artibus illud | Ad libros & ad hæc Musarum dona vocares: | Bœotum in crasso jurares aëre natos. | Horat. in Epist. ad Oct. Aug.
Imprint: LONDON: Printed by N. O. for I. S. 1635.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To the Readers of this Comedie" [A3r]
Character List: "The Speakers Names" [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, Nicholas
Publisher: Spencer, John (?)
Entries in Stationers' Register: None
Additional Notes: There is a third edition of The Knight of the Burning Pestle with the year "1635" on its title page (Greg 316b; STC 1675a), but the STC suggests this edition was actually printed around 1661. This edition is not included in DEEP.