DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

[1610?] Fletcher, John The Faithful Shepherdess

Reference Information

DEEP #: 555
Greg #: 287a
STC/Wing #: 11068
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Pastoral
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 44
Date of First Publication: [1610?]
Date of First Production: 1608 [1608-1609]
Company of First Production: Children of the Queen's Revels
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 4 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: THE FAITHFVLL Shepheardesse.
Imprint: Printed at London for R. Bonian and H. Walley, and are to be sold at the spred Eagle ouer against the great North dore of S. Paules.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Verses to: Walter Aston (Baron Aston of Forfar); from: John Fletcher [¶1r]. Verses to: William Skipwith (politician and poet); from: John Fletcher [¶1r]. Verses to: Robert Townshend (son of Sir Roger Townshend, d. 1590); from: John Fletcher [¶1r].
Commendatory Verses: 4: by "N. F."; "Fr. Beaumont"; "Ben: Ionson"; "G. Chapman" [A3r]
To the Reader: "To the Reader" signed "Iohn Fletcher" [¶2v]
Explicit: FINIS. The Pastorall of the faithfnll Shepheardesse. [L1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Allde, Edward
Publisher: Bonian, Richard; Walley, Henry
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Dec 8, 1628: Transferred from Henry Walley to Richard Meighen: "The ffaithfull Sheaperdesse."
Nov 7, 1646: Transferred from Mercy Meighen, the widow of Richard Meighen, to herself and George Bedell: "The faithfull Sheapardesse. a play by mr fflesher".