DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1657 Jordan, Thomas The Walks of Islington and Hogsdon (Tricks of Youth)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1135
Greg #: 773a(i*)
STC/Wing #: J1071
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 32
Date of First Publication: 1657
Date of First Production: 1641 [licensed for stage, Aug 2]
Company of First Production: Red Bull Company (second)
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: There are two issues of this edition. The first issue, dated 1657, lists Wilson as publisher and contains a list of "Dramatis Personæ" [A2v]; it exists in two states: Greg 773a(i*) is dedicated to Richard Cheyney [A2r]; Greg 773a(i†) is dedicated to Henry Howard. In the second issue, Greg 773a(ii), the leaves A1-A2 were replaced by separate unsigned cancels containing an undated title page [A1r], with a new play title and an imprint listing the book as "Printed by Authority for the use of the Author"; a blank dedication [A2r]; and "A Prologue to the King" [A2v]. See also Greg 773a(i†); 773a(ii)

Title-Page Features

Title: THE WALKS OF ISLINGTON and HOGSDON, WITH The Humours of Woodstreet-Compter. A Comedy,
Author: Written by Tho. Jordan, Gent.
Performance: As it was publikely Acted 19. days together, with extraordinary Applause.
Latin Motto: Carpere vel noli nostra, vel ede tua, Mart. Epig.
Imprint: Never Printed before. ... LONDON: Printed by Tho. Wilson at the sign of the Three-Foxes in Long-lane. 1657.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Richard Cheyney (of Hackney, Esquire); from: Thomas Jordan [A2r]
Commendatory Verses: 1: by "R. C." [A3r]
Character List: "Dramatis Personæ" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Wilson, Thomas (2)
Imprint Location: E.9 (Smithfield - Long Lane)
License: "This Comedy, called, The Walks of Islington and Hogsdon, With the Humours of Woodstreet-Compter, may be Acted: This 2. August, 1641. Henry Herbert" [H4r]
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 21, 1657: Entered to Thomas Wilson (2): "a booke called The Walkes of Islington and Hogsdon with the Humors of Woodstreet Compter, a Comedy as it was Acted at the Red bull in St Iohns Street. written by Thomas Iordan, Gentleman."