DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1611 Jonson, Ben Catiline His Conspiracy

Reference Information

DEEP #: 570
Greg #: 296a
STC/Wing #: 14759
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 56
Date of First Publication: 1611
Date of First Production: 1611
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 3 quartos, 2 folios in collection

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by BEN: IONSON.
Latin Motto: [in single column] ———His non Plebecula gaudet. | Verum Equitis quoq[ue], iam migrauit ab aure voluptas, | Omnis, ad incertos oculos, & gaudia vana.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Walter Burre. 1611.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke; from: Ben Jonson [A2r]
Commendatory Verses: 3: by "Franc. Beaumont"; "Iohn Fletcher"; "Nat. Field" [A3v]
To the Reader: "To the Reader in ordinarie" unsigned [A3r]; "To the Reader extraordinary" signed "Ben: Ionson" [A3r]
Character List: "The names of the Actors" [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Stansby, William (?)
Publisher: Burre, Walter
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jul 4, 1635: Transferred from Walter Burre decd. to William Stansby: "by vertue of a noate vnder the hand" of Walter Burre and Matthew Lownes, Warden, "bearing date the 10th of Iune 1621 ... Catalyne."