DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1600 Heywood, Thomas 1 Edward the Fourth

Reference Information

DEEP #: 5049.01
Greg #: 153b
STC/Wing #: n/a
Record Type: Play in Collection
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: n/a
Play Edition: 2
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 41
Black Letter: Yes
Date of First Publication: 1599
Date of First Production: 1599 [1592-1599]
Company of First Production: Derby's (Strange's) Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 6 quartos in collection

Title-Page Features

Title: [HT; A2r] THE FIRST AND SECOND partes of King Edward the fourth. Contayning his merrie pastime with the Tanner of Tamwoorth, as also his loue to fayre Mistresse Shoare, her great promotion, fall and miserie, and lastly the lamentable death of both her and her husband.

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Stationer Information

Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 28, 1599: Entered to John Oxonbridge and John Busby (1): "Twoo playes beinge the ffirst & Second partes of Edw: the iiijth. & the Tanner of Tamworth. With the history of the life & deathe of mr Shore & Iane Shore his Wyfe as yt was lately acted by the Right honorable the Erle of Derbye his servtes".
Feb 23, 1600: Transferred from John Busby (1) to Humphrey Lownes (1): "the first & second partes of Edw the iiijth & the tanner of Tamworthe With the history of the lyfe and death of mr Shore and his wyfe &c" ["Entred by direction of mr man. and Iohn Busby being present".]
May 30, 1627: Transferred from Humphrey Lownes (1) to Humphrey Lownes (2) and Robert Young: "Iane Shore 2. partes."
Nov 6, 1628: Transferred from Humphrey Lownes (2) to George Cole and George Latham: "Iane Shore 2 partes."
Dec 6, 1630: Transferred from George Cole and George Latham to Robert Young: "Iane Shore 2 part".
Jul 22, 1644: Transferred from Robert Young decd. to James Young: "(Salvo iure cuiuscunque) ... Iane Shore 2. parts."
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.