DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1653 Ford, John The Queen, or The Excellency of Her Sex

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1076
Greg #: 716a
STC/Wing #: Q155
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 24
Date of First Publication: 1653
Date of First Production: 1628 [c.1621-1642]
Company of First Production: Unknown
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE QUEEN, OR THE EXCELLENCY OF HER SEX. An Excellent old Play. Found out by a Person of Honour, and given to the Publisher, ALEXANDER GOUGHE.
Latin Motto: [in single column, in Greek] Αυϑις έτ’ άλλο τέταρτον όπì χϑονì πϫλυξοτείρη, | Ζα`ς Κϩονίδης ποίησε διϗαιότεϩον, ϗ` άρειον | Ήρωιναων ϑεΐον γένΘ, αί ϗαλέονται | Ήμίϑεαι. Hesiod: lib: I. | [in Latin] ——— Cedat jam Graia vetustas | Peltatas mirata Nurus, jam Volsca Camillas | Cedat, & Assyrias quæ fœmina flectit habenas | Fama tace, Majore cano ———
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by T. N. for Thomas Heath, in Russel Street, Neer the Piazza of Covent-Garden, 1653.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatory" to: Lady Catherine Mohun; from: Alexander Gough (editor) [A2r]
Commendatory Verses: 3: by "R. C."; "Edmond Rookwood"; "T. C." [A3r]
Character List: "Persons of the Play" [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Newcombe, Thomas (1)
Publisher: Heath, Thomas
Imprint Location: X.11 (Westminster - Bedford St. near Britain's Burse)
Entries in Stationers' Register: None