DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1602 Marston, John Antonio and Mellida

Reference Information

DEEP #: 325
Greg #: 184a
STC/Wing #: 17473
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1602
Date of First Production: 1599 [1599-1600]
Company of First Production: Children of Paul's (second)
Company Attribution: Children of Paul's (second)
Total Editions: 1 quarto (bibliographically independent and in collection), 1 octavo in collection

Title-Page Features

Title: THE HISTORY OF Antonio and Mellida. The first part.
Author: Written by I. M.
Performance: As it hath beene sundry times acted, by the children of Paules.
Imprint: LONDON Printed for Mathewe Lownes, and Thomas Fisher, and are to be soulde in Saint Dunstans Church-yarde. 1602.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: "No-body"; from: John Marston [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Bradock, Richard
Publisher: Fisher, Thomas; Lownes, Matthew
Imprint Location: W.9 (Fleet St. - St. Dunstan's Church / Clifford's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Oct 24, 1601: Entered to Matthew Lownes and Thomas Fisher: "a booke called / The ffyrst and second partes of the play called Anthonio and melida provided that the [sic] gett laufull licence for yt".
Apr 10, 1627: Transferred from Matthew Lownes decd. to Thomas Lownes (4): "His parte of Anthonie Melida".
May 30, 1627: Transferred from Thomas Lownes (4) to Humphrey Lownes (1) and Robert Young: "his parte of Anthonie Melida".
Nov 6, 1628: Transferred from Humphrey Lownes (2) to George Cole and George Latham: "His parte of Anthony and Melida."
Dec 6, 1630: Transferred from George Cole and George Latham to Robert Young: "Antony & Melida his part".
Jul 22, 1644: Transferred from Robert Young decd. to James Young: "(Salvo iure cuiuscunque) ... his part of Anthonio & Melida."