DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1654 Anonymous Alphonsus, Emperor of Germany

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1086
Greg #: 729a(*)
STC/Wing #: C1952
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1654
Date of First Production: 1594 [before 1604(?); revised c.1630(?)]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: There are two issues of this edition, varying in the imprint: Greg 729a(*) lists Moseley as publisher; Greg 729a(†)lists no stationers. See also Greg 729a(†)

Title-Page Features

Author: By George Chapman Gent.
Performance: As it hath been very often Acted (with great applause) at the Privat house in BLACK-FRIERS by his late MAIESTIES Servants.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for HUMPHREY MOSELEY, and are to be sold at his Shopp at the Princes-Arms in St. Pauls Church-yard. 1654. [var.: "Church-yard 1654."]

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To the Reader" [A2r]
Character List: "Dramatis Personæ" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: [unknown]
Publisher: Moseley, Humphrey
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Sep 9, 1653: Entered to Humphrey Moseley: "a Play called Alphonso, Emperor. of Germany, by Iohn Peele".