DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1613 Chapman, George The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois

Reference Information

DEEP #: 585
Greg #: 307a
STC/Wing #: 4989
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1613
Date of First Production: 1610 [c.1610-1611]
Company of First Production: Children of the Queen's Revels
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Author: Written By GEORGE CHAPMAN, Gentleman.
Performance: As it hath beene often presented at the priuate Play-house in the White-Fryers.
Imprint: LONDON: Printed by T. S. and are to be solde by IOHN HELME, at his Shop in S. Dunstones Church-yard, in Fleetstreet. 1613.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatorie" to: Thomas Howard (1st Earl of Berkshire); from: George Chapman [A3r]
Character List: "The Actors names" [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Snodham, Thomas
Bookseller: Helme, John
Imprint Location: W.9 (Fleet St. - St. Dunstan's Church / Clifford's Inn)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 17, 1612: Entered to John Browne (1): "Twoo play bookes, th'one called, The reuenge of Bussy D'Amboys, being a tragedy, ... bothe written by Geo: Chapman".
Feb 17, 1623: Transferred from the widow of John Browne (1) to John Marriot: "The Revenge of D'amboys".
May 3, 1651: Transferred from John Marriot to Richard Marriot (in whole or part): "Salvo Iurie cujuscunque; (vizt:). ... The Revenge of D'amboys."
Dec(?) 12, 1653: Transferred from Richard Marriot to Humphrey Moseley: "The Revenge of Bussy D Amboys a Tragedy written by Geo: Chapman Gentleman."