DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1600 Shakespeare, William 2 Henry the Fourth

Reference Information

DEEP #: 293
Greg #: 167a(i)
STC/Wing #: 22288
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 42
Date of First Publication: 1600
Date of First Production: 1597 [1597-1598]
Company of First Production: Lord Chamberlain's (Hunsdon's) Men
Company Attribution: Lord Chamberlain's (Hunsdon's) Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto, 2 folios in collection
Variants: Gathering E exists in two states: leaves E3-E4 in Greg 167a(i) were replaced by a complete sheet of four leaves (E3-E6) in Greg 167a(ii), adding a passage to Act III. See also Greg 167a(ii)

Title-Page Features

Title: THE Second part of Henrie the fourth, continuing to his death, and coronation of Henrie the fift. With the humours of sir Iohn Falstaffe, and swaggering Pistoll.
Author: Written by William Shakespeare.
Performance: As it hath been sundrie times publikely acted by the right honourable, the Lord Chamberlaine his seruants.
Imprint: LONDON Printed by V. S. for Andrew Wise, and William Aspley. 1600.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Simmes, Valentine
Publisher: Wise, Andrew; Aspley, William
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 23, 1600: Entered to Andrew Wise and William Aspley: "Twoo bookes. ... Thother the second parte of the history of kinge henry the iiijth wth the humors of Sr Iohn ffallstaff: Wrytten by mr Shakespere".