DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1616 S., S. The Honest Lawyer

Reference Information

DEEP #: 645
Greg #: 337a(*)
STC/Wing #: 21519
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1616
Date of First Production: 1615 [c.1614-1615]
Company of First Production: Queen Anne's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Anne's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: The title page exists in two states: Greg 337a(*) spells the publisher’s name "Woodroffe"; Greg 337a(†) spells it "Woodruffe." See also Greg 337a(†)

Title-Page Features

Title: THE HONEST Lawyer.
Author: WRITTEN By S. S.
Performance: ACTED BY The QVEENES Maiesties SERVANTS.
Latin Motto: [in single column] —————leuis esse videtur | Fabula, quæ posci vult, & spectata reponi.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by George Purslowe for Richard Woodroffe, and are to be sold at his Shop neere the great North-dore of Paules, at the signe of the guilded Key. 1616.

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Stationer Information

Printer: Purslowe, George
Publisher: Woodroffe, Richard
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 14, 1615: Entered to Richard Redmer: "A play called The Honest Lawyer".
Undated: Transferred from Richard Redmer to Richard Woodroffe.
Jan 11, 1623: Transferred from Richard Woodroffe to Timothy Barlow: "the play called The honest lawyer."