DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1659 Massinger, Philip The City Madam

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1160
Greg #: 788a(†12)
STC/Wing #: M1047
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 42
Date of First Publication: 1658
Date of First Production: 1632 [licensed for stage, May 25]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: There are two issues of this edition. In the first issue, dated 1658, the dedication exists in five states: Greg 788a(*1*2) is dedicated to John Wrath; Greg 788a(*12) is dedicated to Thomas Freake; Greg 788a(*1§2) is dedicated to Richard Steadwell; Greg 788a(*12) is dedicated to "Mr Lee"; Greg 788a(*12) is dedicated to Lady Ann, Countess of Oxford. The second issue, Greg 788a(†12), dated 1659, contains only the dedication to Lady Ann, Countess of Oxford. See also Greg 788a(*1,*2); 788a(*1,, †2); 788a(*1,, §2); 788a(*1,, ||2); 788a(*1,, ‡2)

Title-Page Features

Title: THE City-Madam, A COMEDIE.
Author: Written by Phillip Massinger Gent.
Performance: As it was acted at the private House in Black Friers with great applause.
Imprint: LONDON Printed for Andrew Pennycuicke, one of the Actors, in the year 1659.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatory" to: Anne (Bayning) de Vere, Countess of Oxford; from: Andrew Penneycuicke [A2r]
Character List: "The Actors names" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: [unknown]
Publisher: Penneycuicke, Andrew
Entries in Stationers' Register: None