DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1605 Marlowe, Christopher 1 Tamburlaine the Great

Reference Information

DEEP #: 129
Greg #: 94d
STC/Wing #: 17428
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Heroical Romance
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 4
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1590
Date of First Production: 1587 [1587-1588]
Company of First Production: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 3 octavos in collection, 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: Tamburlaine the Greate. Who, from the state of a Shepheard in Scythia, by his rare and wonderfull Conquests, became a most puissant and mighty Monarque.
Imprint: LONDON Printed for Edward White, and are to be solde at the little North doore of Saint Paules-Church, at the signe of the Gunne. 1605.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To the Reader" headed "To the Gentlemen Readers: and others that take pleasure in reading Histories" signed "R. I. Printer" (Richard Jones) [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Allde, Edward
Publisher: White, Edward (1)
Imprint Location: A.1 (Paul's Churchyard - Little North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 14, 1590: Entered to Richard Jones: "The twooe commicall discourses of Tomberlein the Cithian shepparde".