The six works which make up this anthology were all published as pamphlets in 1591-92. They sold well at the time, but because of their ephemeral nature, are now very rare. A detailed bibliography of the originals can be found in The Cony-catching Pamphlets of Robert Greene A Bibliography and Study by Frances Kirkpatrick Darden. The text for this edition has been taken from volumes X and XI of The Complete Works of Robert Greene, edited by Alexander Grosart, Huth Library, 1881-83.

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