DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1639 Davenport, Robert A New Trick to Cheat the Devil

Reference Information

DEEP #: 928
Greg #: 561a(i)
STC/Wing #: 6315
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1639
Date of First Production: 1625 [c.1624-1639]
Company of First Production: Unknown
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: There are two issues of this edition: Greg 561a(i) lists Okes as printer, Blunden as publisher, and the location of Blunden's bookshop; Greg 561a(ii) contains a different genre attribution and lists only Okes (and no bookshop location). See also Greg 561a(ii)

Title-Page Features

Title: A Pleasant and Witty COMEDY: Called, A New Tricke to Cheat the Divell.
Author: Written by R. D. Gent.
Imprint: LONDON: Printed by Iohn Okes, for Humphrey Blunden, and are to be sold at his Shop in Corne-hill, next to the Castle Taverne. 1639.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To the courteous reader, and gentle peruser" (by publisher) [A2r]
Character List: "Dramatis Persona" [sic] [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, John
Publisher: Blunden, Humphrey
Imprint Location: O.7 (Royal Exchange - Castle Tavern)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Mar 28, 1639: Entered to Humphrey Blunden: "a Booke or Comedy called A new trick to cheat the Devill by mr Damport".