DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1605 Anonymous The Trial of Chivalry (This Gallant Cavaliero Dick Bowyer)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 383
Greg #: 210a(i)
STC/Wing #: 13527
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Pseudo-History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1605
Date of First Production: 1601 [1599-1604]
Company of First Production: Derby's (Strange's) Men
Company Attribution: Derby's (Strange's) Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: There are two issues of this edition: Greg 210a(i) lists Derby's Men; the cancel title page for Greg 210a(ii) lists a different play title and changes the performance attribution to "Newly acted." See also Greg 210a(ii)

Title-Page Features

Title: THE HISTORY of the tryall of Cheualry, With the life and death of Caualiero Dicke Bowyer.
Performance: As it hath bin lately acted by the right Honourable the Earle of Darby his seruants.
Imprint: LONDON Printed by Simon Stafford for Nathaniel Butter, and are to be sold at his shop in Paules Church-yard, neere S. Austens gate. 1605.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Stafford, Simon
Publisher: Butter, Nathaniel
Imprint Location: A.7 (Paul's Churchyard - Southeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Dec 4, 1604: Entered to Nathaniel Butter: "A book called. The life & Deathe of Cavaliero Dick Boyer".