DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

[1592?] Anonymous Soliman and Perseda (Zulziman)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 147
Greg #: 109a
STC/Wing #: 22894
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 34
Date of First Publication: [1592?]
Date of First Production: 1592 [c.1589-1592]
Company of First Production: Unknown
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: THE TRAGEDYE OF SOLYMAN AND PERSEDA. Wherein is laide open, Loues constancy, Fortunes inconstancy, and Deaths Triumphs.
Imprint: AT LONDON Printed by Edward Allde for Edward White, and are to be solde at the little North doore of Paules Church, at the signe of the Gun.

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Stationer Information

Colophon: Imprinted at London for Edward White, and are to be sold at his shop, at the little North doore of S. Paules Church at the signe of the Gunne. [I2v]
Printer: Allde, Edward
Publisher: White, Edward (1)
Imprint Location: A.1 (Paul's Churchyard - Little North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Nov 20, 1592: Entered to Edward White (1): "the tragedye of Salamon and Perceda."
Jun 29, 1624: Transferred from the widow of Edward White (2) to Edward Allde: "Salomon and Bersheba [sic]".
Additional Notes: Greg calls this edition a quarto-form octavo [(4°-form) 8°], but it is better described as a large-paper quarto; see G.T. Tanselle, "The Concept of Format," Studies in Bibliography 53 (2000): 67-115.