DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1657 Anonymous Lust's Dominion, or The Lascivious Queen

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1145
Greg #: 777a(ii)
STC/Wing #: L3504A
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Duodecimo
Leaves: 74
Date of First Publication: 1657
Date of First Production: 1600 [Feb 13, payment]
Company of First Production: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 duodecimino
Variants: There are four issues of this edition. Greg 777a(i) contains the original title leaf dated 1657, which lists no author and "F. K." as publisher; its preliminaries contain "The Epistle Dedicatorie" [A2r], commendatory verses [A3r], and "The Actors Names" [A4v]. In Greg 777a(ii), the half-sheet A4 was replaced by a single fold A2, which includes a new title page dated 1657 listing Marlowe as author, "F. K." as publisher, and Pollard as bookseller [A1r]; "The Actors Names" [A1v]; and "The Epistle Dedicatorie" [A2r]. In Greg 777a(iii), a cancel title page dated 1658 replaced the original title page; the cancel lists Marlowe as author, "T. J." as printer, and "R. P." and Wright as booksellers, and does not contain "The Actors Names" [A1v is blank]. The fourth issue of this edition is from 1661, Greg 777a(iv), and is not included in DEEP. See also Greg 777a(i); 777a(iii)

Title-Page Features

Title: Lusts Dominion; OR, THE Lascivious Queen. A TRAGEDIE.
Author: Written by Christofer Marloe, Gent.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for F. K. and are to be sold by Robert Pollard, at the sign of Ben. Johnsons head, on the back-side of the Old-Exchange. 1657.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatorie" to: William Carpenter (Esquire); from: Francis Kirkman [A2r]
Character List: "The Actors Names" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Bell, Jane (?)
Publisher: Kirkman, Francis
Bookseller: Pollard, Robert
Imprint Location: O.8 (Royal Exchange - South Entrance)
Entries in Stationers' Register: None
Additional Notes: According to Greg, the first gathering, A2, was printed in octavo.