DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1659 Davenant, William 1 Sir Francis Drake

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1170
Greg #: 798a
STC/Wing #: D327
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Pseudo-History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 20
Date of First Publication: 1659
Date of First Production: 1658 [1658-1659]
Company of First Production: Davenant's Opera Company
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE HISTORY OF Sr Francis Drake. ... The First Part.
Performance: Exprest by Instrumentall and Vocall Musick, and by Art of Perspective in Scenes, &c. ... Represented daily at the Cockpit in Drury-Lane at Three Afternoon Punctually.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold at his shop at the Anchor in the Lower walk in the New Exchange. 1659.

Paratextual Material

Other Paratexts: "The Discription of the Frontispiece" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: [unknown]
Publisher: Herringman, Henry
Imprint Location: X.10 (Westminster - Britain's Burse)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 20, 1659: Entered to Henry Herringman: "a booke called The History of Sr Francis Drake Exprest by Instrumentall & Vocall Musick by Art of Perspective in Scenes &c ye ffirst parte by Sr Will: Davenant."