DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1638 Nabbes, Thomas Tottenham Court

Reference Information

DEEP #: 899
Greg #: 540a(i)
STC/Wing #: 18344
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1638
Date of First Production: 1634 [1633-1634]
Company of First Production: Unknown
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto (bibliographically independent and in collection)
Variants: There are three issues of this edition. Greg 540a(i) contains the original title leaf dated 1638, which lists "Richard Oulton" as printer and Green as publisher. The second issue contains a cancel title leaf dated 1639, which lists "R. Oulton" as printer, no publisher, and a slightly different author attribution; it exists in two states; Greg 540a(ii*) names Queen Henrietta Maria's Men, while Greg 540a(ii†) does not name a playing company. Copies of both Greg 540a(i) and Greg 540a(ii†) were also issued in the 1639 Nabbes collection (STC 18337). See also Greg 540a(ii*); 540a(ii†)

Title-Page Features

Author: The Author THOMAS NABBES.
Performance: Acted in the YEARE MDCXXXIII. At the private House in Salisbury-Court.
Imprint: AT LONDON, Printed by RICHARD OVLTON, for CHARLES GREENE; and are to be sold at the Signe of the White Lyon, in PAVLS Church-yard. 1638.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle" to: William Mills (Esquire); from: Thomas Nabbes [A3r]
Character List: "The Persons" [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Oulton, Richard
Publisher: Greene, Charles
Imprint Location: A.2 (Paul's Churchyard - Great North Door)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 5, 1638: Entered to Charles Greene: "a Play Called Tottenham Court. by Thomas Nabbs."