DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1623 Webster, John The Devil's Law Case (When Women Go to Law the Devil Is Full of Business)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 713
Greg #: 388a
STC/Wing #: 25173
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 44
Date of First Publication: 1623
Date of First Production: 1619 [1617-1621]
Company of First Production: Queen Anne's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Anne's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: The Deuils Law-case. OR, When Women goe to Law, the Deuill is full of Businesse. A new Tragecomœdy.
Author: Written by IOHN WEBSTER.
Performance: As it was aproouedly well Acted by her Maiesties Seruants.
Latin Motto: Non quam diu, sed quam bene.
Imprint: The true and perfect Copie from the Originall. ... LONDON, Printed by A. M. for Iohn Grismand, and are to be sold at his Shop in Pauls Alley at the Signe of the Gunne. 1623.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Thomas Finch (2nd Earl of Winchilsea); from: John Webster [A2r]
To the Reader: "To the Iuditious Reader" [A2v]
Character List: "The Actors Names" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Mathewes, Augustine
Publisher: Grismand, John (1)
Imprint Location: A.1 (Paul's Churchyard - Little North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: None