DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1607 Anonymous The Fair Maid of the Exchange

Reference Information

DEEP #: 461
Greg #: 242a
STC/Wing #: 13317
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1607
Date of First Production: 1602 [1601-1602]
Company of First Production: Unknown
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 3 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: THE Fayre Mayde of the Exchange: With The pleasaunt Humours of the Cripple of Fanchurch. Very delectable, and full of mirth.
Imprint: LONDON Printed for HENRY ROCKIT, and are to be solde at the shop in rhe Poultrey vnder the Dyall. 1607.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "Eleauen may easily acte this Comedie" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Simmes, Valentine
Publisher: Rocket, Henry
Imprint Location: O.1 (Royal Exchange - St. Mildred's Church)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 24, 1607: Entered to Henry Rocket: "A booke called the faire Mayde of the Exchaunge".
Apr 9, 1616: Transferred from the widow of Henry Rocket to Nicholas Bourne: "The faire maide of the exchange."
Feb 27, 1636: Transferred from Nicholas Bourne to George Edwards: "The fair Maid of the Exchange".
Dec 22, 1647: Transferred from the widow of George Edwards to John Clarke (2): "saluo iure cuiuscunque ... The fair Maid of the Exchange. a play."