DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1629 Carlell, Lodowick The Deserving Favorite

Reference Information

DEEP #: 738
Greg #: 423a
STC/Wing #: 4628
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 52
Date of First Publication: 1629
Date of First Production: 1629 [c.1622-1629]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto, 1 octavo

Title-Page Features

Title: The Deseruing FAUORITE.
Author: Written by LODOWICKE CARLELL, Esquire, Gentle-man of the BOWES, and Groome of the King and Queenes Priuie Chamber.
Performance: As it was lately Acted, first before the Kings Maiestie, and since publikely at the BLACK-FRIERS. By his MAIESTIES Seruants. [var.: "MAIESIES"]
Imprint: AT LONDON, Printed for MATHEW RHODES. 1629.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Thomas Carey (son of Robert Carey, 1st Earl of Monmouth); and William Murray (1st Earl of Dysart); from: Lodowick Carlell [A2r]
To the Reader: "The Printers Epigrammaticall Epistle to the vnderstanding Reader" signed "I. R." [A2v]
Character List: "The Names of the Actors" [A3v]
Actor List: part of "The Names of the Actors" [A3v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Stansby, William
Publisher: Rhodes, Matthew
Entries in Stationers' Register: Mar 7, 1653: Transferred from John Rhodes to Humphrey Moseley: "a booke or Copie called The deseruing Fauourite Written by Lodowick Carlell Esqr. formerly printed in the name of Mathew Rhodes his Brother, but for the vse & benefite of the said Iohn Rhodes."