DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1601 Jonson, Ben Every Man in His Humor

Reference Information

DEEP #: 313
Greg #: 176a
STC/Wing #: 14766
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 44
Date of First Publication: 1601
Date of First Production: 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

Title-Page Features

Title: EVERY MAN IN his Humor.
Author: Written by BEN. IOHNSON.
Performance: As it hath beene sundry times publickly acted by the right Honorable the Lord Chamberlaine his seruants.
Latin Motto: Quod non dant proceres, dabit Histrio. Haud tamen inuidias vati, quem pulpita pascunt.
Imprint: Imprinted at London for Walter Burre, and are to be sould at his shoppe in Paules Church-yarde. 1601.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "The number and names of the Actors" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Read, Richard; Stafford, Simon
Publisher: Burre, Walter
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 4, 1600(?): "Euery man in his humor. / a booke ... to be staied".
Aug 14, 1600: Entered to Cuthbert Burby and Walter Burre: "a booke called Euery man in his humor".
Oct 16, 1609: Transferred from the widow of Cuthbert Burby to William Welby (any indirect dealing to render entrance void): "her parte with mr Burre, in euery man in his humor".
Mar 2, 1618: Transferred from William Welby to Thomas Snodham: "Every man in his humor. his parte."
Feb 23, 1626: Transferred from the widow of Thomas Snodham to William Stansby: "Every one [sic] in his humor his [sic] parte".
Jul 4, 1635: Transferred from Walter Burre decd. to William Stansby: "by vertue of a noate vnder the hand" of Walter Burre and Matthew Lownes, Warden, "bearing date the 10th of Iune 1621 ... Euery Man in his humor".
Additional Notes: Attribution of Richard Read as printer from Adrian Weiss, "Casting Compositors, Foul Cases, and Skeletons: Printing in Middleton's Age," in Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture: A Companion to the Collected Works, gen. ed. Gary Taylor and John Lavagnino (Oxford: Clarendon, 2007), 195-225, 196.