DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1632 Massinger, Philip The Maid of Honor

Reference Information

DEEP #: 805
Greg #: 470a(i)
STC/Wing #: 17638
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 42
Date of First Publication: 1632
Date of First Production: 1621 [1621-1622; prologue, 1629/30(?)]
Company of First Production: Red Bull (Revels) Company (first)
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: Sheet K exists in two states: in Greg 470a(i), it is wrongly perfected; in Greg 470a(ii), a cancel sheet corrects the error. See also Greg 470a(ii)

Title-Page Features

Author: Written by PHILIP MASSINGER.
Performance: AS IT HATH BEENE OFTEN PRESENTED with good allowance at the Phœnix in DRVRIE-LANE, by the Queenes Majesties SERVANTS.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by I. B. for Robert Allot, and are to be sold at his Shop at the signe of the blacke Beare in Pauls Church-yard, 1632.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Francis Foljambe (Baronet); and Thomas Bland (father of Thomas Bland, 1st Baronet); from: Philip Massinger [A2r]
Commendatory Verses: 1: by "Aston Cokayne" [A2v]
Character List: "The Actors names" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Beale, John
Publisher: Allott, Robert
Imprint Location: A.3 (Paul's Churchyard - Northeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 16, 1632: Entered to John Waterson: "a play called The maid of Honor by Phil: Messinger".