DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1610 Mason, John The Turk (Muleasses the Turk)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 553
Greg #: 286a
STC/Wing #: 17617
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1610
Date of First Production: 1607 [1607-1608]
Company of First Production: Children of the King's Revels
Company Attribution: Children of the King's Revels
Total Editions: 2 quartos

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by Iohn Mason Maister of Artes.
Performance: As it hath bene diuers times acted by the Children of his Maiesties Reuels.
Latin Motto: Sume superbiam quesitam meritis Horat.
Imprint: LONDON. Printed by E. A. for Iohn Busbie and are to be sold at his shop inS. Dunstons Church-yard in Fleete-streete. 1610.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "Scænarum Personæ" [A1v]
Other Paratexts: Note about printing the epilogue among the preliminaries of the book [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Allde, Edward
Publisher: Busby, John (2)
Imprint Location: W.9 (Fleet St. - St. Dunstan's Church / Clifford's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Mar 10, 1609: Entered to John Busby (2): "a booke called The tragedy of the Turke wth the death of Borgias by Iohn Mason gentleman".
Jun 22, 1631: Transferred from John Busby (2) to Francis Faulkner: "a booke Called Mulleasses the Turke".