, [Edition printed by de Worde or Pynson, as reported by William Carew
Hazlitt] No extant copy?
The transcription derives from Hazlitt (1864)
notes: ‘The text which is given in these pages is the same (excepting a
few emendations) as that published in 1798 [Herbert], froma supposed transcript
of the edition printed by Wynkyn de Worde or Pynson, in 4o
perfect copy of which had then, or has since been seen. The editor of 1798,
however, had the use of a fragment of six leaves, which he collated with the
MS’ (217). The manuscript alluded to is evidently an olim
MS. The incunable edition cited in Robbins and Cutler (1965)
Here beginneth the lyf of the moste myscheuoust Robert the deuyll whiche was afterwarde called ye
seruaunt of god
, [[London]: Enprynted in fletestrete in the sygne of the sonne by Wynkyn de
worde, [1500?]] ) is a prose redaction with a verse colophon (5922
Herbert, John Alexander,
Roberte the Deuyll.
London: I. Herbert, 1798.
Hazlitt, William Carew.
Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England.
London: J. R. Smith, 1864-6: 1.218-63.