DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1634 Ford, John Perkin Warbeck

Reference Information

DEEP #: 833
Greg #: 491a(*)
STC/Wing #: 11157
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): History
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 41
Date of First Publication: 1634
Date of First Production: 1633 [c.1625-1634]
Company of First Production: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Henrietta Maria's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto (bibliographically independent and in collection)
Variants: Leaf L1 exists in two states, with minor differences: in Greg 491a(*), L1v has two rows of ornaments above the epilogue; in Greg 491a(†), it has three rows. See also Greg 491a(†)

Title-Page Features

Performance: Acted (some-times) by the Queenes MAIESTIES Servants at the Phœnix in Drurie lane.
Latin Motto: Fide Honor.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by T. P. for Hugh Beeston, and are to be sold at his Shop, neere the Castle in Cornehill. 1634.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatorie" to: William Cavendish (1st Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne); from: John Ford [A2r]
Commendatory Verses: 5: by "George Donne"; "Ra: E'ure"; "George Crymes"; "Iohn Brograue"; "Iohn Ford" [A3r]
Character List: "The Persons presented" [A1v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Purfoot, Thomas (2)
Publisher: Beeston, Hugh
Imprint Location: O.7 (Royal Exchange - Castle Tavern)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Feb 24, 1634: Entered to Hugh Beeston: "(observing the caution in the License) a Tragedy called Perkin Warbecke by Io: fford".