DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1599 Peele, George The Love of David and Fair Bathsheba

Reference Information

DEEP #: 280
Greg #: 160a
STC/Wing #: 19540
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Biblical History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 32
Date of First Publication: 1599
Date of First Production: 1594 [1593-1594]
Company of First Production: Unknown
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE LOVE OF KING DAVID AND FAIR BETHSABE. With the Tragedie of Absalon.
Author: Written by George Peele.
Performance: As it hath ben diuers times plaied on the stage.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by Adam Islip. 1599.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Islip, Adam
Entries in Stationers' Register: May 14, 1594: Entered to Edward White (1) (replacing Adam Islip): "the booke of David and Bethsaba".
Jun 29, 1624: Transferred from the widow of Edward White (2) to Edward Allde: "Salomon and Bersheba [sic]".