DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1612 Dekker, Thomas If It Be Not Good, the Devil Is in It (If This Be Not a Good Play, the Devil Is in It)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 582
Greg #: 305a
STC/Wing #: 6507
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 48
Date of First Publication: 1612
Date of First Production: 1611 [1611-1612]
Company of First Production: Queen Anne's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Anne's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: IF IT BE NOT GOOD, The Diuel is in it. A New Play,
Author: Written by THOMAS DEKKER.
Performance: AS IT HATH BIN lately Acted, with great applause, by the Queenes Maiesties Seruants: At the Red Bull.
Latin Motto: Flectere si nequeo Superos, Acheronta mouebo.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for I. T. And are to be sold by Edward Marchant, at his shop against the Crosse in Pauls Church-yarde. 1612.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatorie" to: Queen Anne's Men (playing company); from: Thomas Dekker [A3r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Creede, Thomas
Publisher: Trundle, John
Bookseller: Marchant, Edward
Imprint Location: A.6 (Paul's Churchyard - East)
Entries in Stationers' Register: None