DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1607 Dekker, Thomas The Whore of Babylon

Reference Information

DEEP #: 460
Greg #: 241a
STC/Wing #: 6532
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Allegorical History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 42
Date of First Publication: 1607
Date of First Production: 1606 [c.1606-1607]
Company of First Production: Prince Henry's Men
Company Attribution: Prince Henry's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by THOMAS DEKKER.
Performance: As it was acted by the Princes Seruants.
Latin Motto: Vexat Censura Columbas.
Imprint: LONDON Printed for Nathaniel Butter. 1607.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "Lectori" [A2r]
Character List: "Drammatis personæ" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Eliot's Court Press
Publisher: Butter, Nathaniel
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 20, 1607: Entered to Nathaniel Butter and John Trundle: "A booke called the Whore of Babilon".
Additional Notes: Title page in red and black, except in one variant copy that is printed entirely in black.