DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1600 Nashe, Thomas Summer's Last Will and Testament

Reference Information

DEEP #: 305
Greg #: 173a
STC/Wing #: 18376
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 30
Date of First Publication: 1600
Date of First Production: 1592
Company of First Production: Children of the Chapel (first)
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: A PLEASANT Comedie, called Summers last will and Testament.
Author: Written by Thomas Nash.
Imprint: Imprinted at London by Simon Stafford, for Walter Burre. 1600. [var.: "Water"]

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: Stafford, Simon
Publisher: Burre, Walter
Entries in Stationers' Register: Oct 28, 1600: Entered to Cuthbert Burby and Walter Burre: "A booke called Sommers laste Will and testamt presented by Will Sommers".
Oct 16, 1609: Transferred from the widow of Cuthbert Burby to William Welby (any indirect dealing to render entrance void): "her parte wth mr Burre in Summers last will & testamt".
Mar 2, 1618: Transferred from William Welby to Thomas Snodham: "Sommers last will and testamente his parte."
Feb 23, 1626: Transferred from the widow of Thomas Snodham to William Stansby: "Sommers last will & testamt. his [sic] parte".