DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1594 Lyly, John Mother Bombie

Reference Information

DEEP #: 192
Greg #: 125a
STC/Wing #: 17084
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1594
Date of First Production: 1591 [1587-1591]
Company of First Production: Children of Paul's (first)
Company Attribution: Children of Paul's (first)
Total Editions: 2 quartos, 1 duodecimo in collection

Title-Page Features

Performance: As it was sundrie times plaied by the Children of Powles.
Imprint: LONDON, Imprinted by Thomas Scarlet for Cuthbert Burby. 1594.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Scarlet, Thomas
Publisher: Burby, Cuthbert
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jun 18, 1594: Entered to Cuthbert Burby: "a booke intituled Mother Bumbye beinge an enterlude".
Jan 9, 1628: Entered to Edward Blount (by order of a full court): "Mother Bomby."