DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1630 Davenant, William The Just Italian

Reference Information

DEEP #: 749
Greg #: 428a
STC/Wing #: 6303
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 38
Date of First Publication: 1630
Date of First Production: 1629 [licensed for stage, Oct 2]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Performance: Lately presented in the priuate house at Blacke Friers, By his Maiesties Seruants.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by Thomas Harper for Iohn Waterson, and are to be sold at the signe of the Crowne, in Paules Churchyard. 1630.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset; from: William Davenant [A2r]
Commendatory Verses: 2: by "Will. Hopkins"; "Tho. Carew"
Character List: "The Persons presented" [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Harper, Thomas
Publisher: Waterson, John
Imprint Location: A.5 (Paul's Churchyard - Cheap Gate Area)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 10, 1630: Entered to John Waterson "An other Play called The Iust Italian by the same".
Oct 31, 1646: Transferred from John Waterson to Humphrey Moseley: "these Playes following (vizt) ... The iust Italian ... by Mr. Davenant".