DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

[1606] Anonymous Nobody and Somebody

Reference Information

DEEP #: 425
Greg #: 229a
STC/Wing #: 18597
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Pseudo-History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: [1606]
Date of First Production: 1605 [1603-1606]
Company of First Production: Queen Anne's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Anne's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: NO-BODY, AND SOME-BODY. With the true Chronicle Historie of Elydure, who was fortunately three seuerall times crowned King of England.
Performance: The true Coppy thereof, as it hath beene acted by the Queens Maisties Seruants.
Illustration: Woodcut of No-body on title page
Imprint: Printed for Iohn Trundle and are to be sold at his shop in Barbican, at the signe of No-body.

Paratextual Material

Other Paratexts: Woodcut with printed heading "Some-body" [I4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Roberts, James
Publisher: Trundle, John
Imprint Location: I.1 (Cripplegate Without - Barbican)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Mar 12, 1606: Entered to John Trundle: "A booke called no bodie and somme bodie &ces".
Additional Notes: Greg calls this edition a quarto-form octavo [(4°-form) 8°], but it is better described as a large-paper quarto; see G.T. Tanselle, "The Concept of Format," Studies in Bibliography 53 (2000): 67-115.