DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1624 Marlowe, Christopher Doctor Faustus

Reference Information

DEEP #: 375
Greg #: 205g
STC/Wing #: 17435
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 7
Play Edition: 7
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 32
Black Letter: Yes
Date of First Publication: 1604
Date of First Production: 1592 [1592-1593]
Company of First Production: Admiral's (Nottingham's) Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 9 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: The Tragicall Histo[ry] of the Life and Death of Doctor FAVSTVS. With new Additions.
Author: Written by Ch. Mar.
Illustration: Woodcut of Doctor Faustus and demon on title page
Imprint: Printed at London for Iohn Wright, and are to be sold at his shop without Newgate, 1624.

Paratextual Material


Stationer Information

Printer: [unknown]
Publisher: Wright, John (1)
Imprint Location: D.3 (Newgate Without - Giltspur St.)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 7, 1601: Entered to Thomas Bushell: "A booke called the plaie of D[o]c[t]or ffaustus".
Sep 13, 1610: Transferred from Thomas Bushell to John Wright (1): "The tragicall history of the horrible life & death of Dor. ffaustus, written by C. M:".
Jun 27, 1646: Transferred from John Wright (1) to Edward Wright: "The tragecall history of ye life & death of Doctor ffaustus a play."
Apr 4, 1655: Transferred from Edward Wright to William Gilbertson: "A Play called The Tragicall history of ye Lilfe & death of Doctor Faustus."
Additional Notes: Imperfect copy: title page damaged, missing letters supplied in brackets.