DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1652 Brome, Richard A Jovial Crew, or The Merry Beggars

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1062
Greg #: 708a
STC/Wing #: B4873
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 58
Date of First Publication: 1652
Date of First Production: 1641
Company of First Production: Beeston's Boys
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by RICHARD BROME.
Performance: Presented in a COMEDIE, AT The Cock-pit in Drury-Lane, in the yeer 1641.
Latin Motto: Mart. Hic totus volo rideat Libellus.
Imprint: LONDON: Printed by J. Y. for E. D. and N. E. and are to be sold at the Gun in Ivy-Lane. 1652.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatory" to: Thomas Stanley (poet and classical scholar); from: Richard Brome [A2r]
Commendatory Verses: 5: by "John Hall"; "J. B."; "Ja. Shirley"; "Jo: Tatham"; "Alex. Brome" [A3r]
Character List: "The Persons of the Play" [a2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Young, James
Publisher: Dod, Edward; Ekins, Nathaniel
Imprint Location: C.3 (Newgate Within - Ivy Lane)
Entries in Stationers' Register: None