DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1631 Heywood, Thomas 1 The Fair Maid of the West, or A Girl Worth Gold

Reference Information

DEEP #: 773
Greg #: 445a
STC/Wing #: 13320
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1631
Date of First Production: 1604 [1597-1604]
Company of First Production: Queen Anne's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE FAIR MAID OF THE WEST. OR, A Girle worth gold. The first part.
Author: Written by T. H.
Performance: As it was lately acted before the King and Queen, with approved liking. By the Queens Majesties Comedians.
Illustration: Woodcut of a lady on title page (same as in Part 2)
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Richard Royston, and are to be sold at his Shop in Ivie Lane. 1631.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatory" to: John Athow (or Othow) (of Gray's Inn); from: Thomas Heywood [A4r]
To the Reader: "To the Reader" signed "T. H." (Thomas Heywood) [A4r]
Character List: "Dramatis Personæ" [A4v]
Actor List: part of "Dramatis Personæ" [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Flesher, Miles
Publisher: Royston, Richard
Imprint Location: C.3 (Newgate Within - Ivy Lane)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jun 16, 1631: Entered to Richard Royston: "a Comedy Called the fayre mayde of the west: 1st and 2d parte."