DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1608 Anonymous The Merry Devil of Edmonton

Reference Information

DEEP #: 511
Greg #: 264a
STC/Wing #: 7493
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 24
Date of First Publication: 1608
Date of First Production: 1602 [1599-1604]
Company of First Production: Lord Chamberlain's (Hunsdon's) Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 6 quartos

Title-Page Features

Performance: As it hath beene sundry times Acted, by his Maiesties Seruants, at the Globe, on the banke-side.
Imprint: LONDON Printed by Henry Ballard for Arthur Iohnson, dwelling at the signe of the white-horse in Paules Church yard, ouer against the great North doore of Paules. 1608.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Ballard, Henry
Publisher: Johnson, Arthur
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Oct 22, 1607: Entered to Arthur Johnson: "A Plaie called the Merry Devill of Edmonton".
Jun 21, 1624: Transferred from Arthur Johnson to Francis Faulkner: "The merry divell of Edmonton".
Sep 9, 1653: Entered to Humphrey Moseley (among other plays): "The merry Deuill of Edmonton. by Wm: Shakespeare."
Apr 4, 1655: Transferred from the widow of Francis Faulkner to William Gilbertson: "a Comedie of the Merry Deuill of Edmonton."