DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1596 Anonymous The Reign of King Edward the Third

Reference Information

DEEP #: 215
Greg #: 140a
STC/Wing #: 7501
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1596
Date of First Production: 1590 [c.1590-1595]
Company of First Production: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Performance: As it hath bin sundrie times plaied about the Citie of London.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Cuthbert Burby. 1596.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Scarlet, Thomas
Publisher: Burby, Cuthbert
Entries in Stationers' Register: Dec 1, 1595: Entered to Cuthbert Burby.
Oct 16, 1609: Transferred from the widow of Cuthbert Burby to William Welby (any indirect dealing to forfeit the copy): "A book Intituled Edward the Third and the blacke prince their warres wth kinge Iohn of Fraunce".
Mar 2, 1618: Transferred from William Welby to Thomas Snodham: "Edward the 3d the play."
Feb 23, 1626: Transferred from the widow of Thomas Snodham to William Stansby: "Edward the third the play".
Mar 4, 1639: Transferred from William Stansby decd. (with consent of his widow) to Richard Bishop: "saluo Iure cuiuscunque ... Edward the Third the play."