DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1599 Chapman, George An Humorous Day's Mirth (The Comedy of Humors)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 278
Greg #: 159a(*)
STC/Wing #: 4987
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 30
Date of First Publication: 1599
Date of First Production: 1597 [May 11]
Company of First Production: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Company Attribution: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto (bibliographically independent and in collection)
Variants: Half-sheet H exists in two states: in Greg 159a(*), the pages resemble the earlier pages in the book; in Greg 159a(†), the cancel pages use a different type and have a somewhat wider measure. Greg 159a(*) was also issued in the 1652 Chapman collection (Wing C1940A). See also Greg 159a(†)

Title-Page Features

Title: A pleasant Comedy entituled: An Humerous dayes Myrth.
Author: By G. C.
Performance: As it hath beene sundrie times publikely acted by the right honourable the Earle of Nottingham Lord high Admirall his seruants.
Imprint: AT LONDON Printed by Valentine Syms: 1599.

Paratextual Material

Other Paratexts: Colophon [H2r]

Stationer Information

Colophon: LONDON Printed by Valentine Simmes. 1599. [var.: "Smmes"] [H2r]
Printer: Simmes, Valentine
Entries in Stationers' Register: None