DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1640 D., J. The Knave in Grain, New Vamped

Reference Information

DEEP #: 962
Greg #: 580a
STC/Wing #: 6174
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 44
Date of First Publication: 1640
Date of First Production: c.1625 [revised c.1632]
Company of First Production: Red Bull Company (second)
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: The Knave in Graine, New Vampt. A witty Comedy,
Author: Written by J. D. Gent.
Performance: Acted at the Fortune many days together with great Applause.
Imprint: LONDON: Printed by J. O. and are to be sold by John Nicholson at his Shop under St. Martins Church neare Ludgate. 1640.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To the Generous Reader" [A2r]
Character List: "The Actors Names" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, John
Bookseller: Nicholson, John
Imprint Location: Q.3 (Ludgate - Within)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jun 18, 1639: Entered to John Okes: "a Play called The knave in Graine, or Iack Cottington." (Since the character Jack Cottington is not in this play, the second part of the entry may refer to a different text.)
Oct 22, 1639: Transferred from John Okes to John Nicholson: "a Play called A knave in graine new vampt".