DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1639 Ford, John The Lady's Trial

Reference Information

DEEP #: 918
Greg #: 555a
STC/Wing #: 11161
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1639
Date of First Production: 1638 [licensed for stage, May 3]
Company of First Production: Beeston's Boys
Company Attribution: Beeston's Boys
Total Editions: 1 quarto (bibliographically independent and in collection)

Title-Page Features

Performance: ACTED By both their Majesties Servants at the private house in DRVRY LANE.
Latin Motto: FIDE HONOR
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by E. G. for Henry Shephard, and are to be sold at his shop in Chancery-lane at the signe of the Bible, between Sarjants Inne and Fleet-street, neare the Kings-head Taverne. 1639.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatory" to: John Wyrley (of Hampsted); and Mary Wyrley (his wife); from: John Ford [A3r]
Character List: "The Speakers" [A4r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Griffin, Edward (2)
Publisher: Shepherd, Henry
Imprint Location: W.10b (Fleet St. - Chancery Lane End)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Nov 6, 1638: Entered to Henry Shepherd: "a Play called The Ladies triall. by Iohn fford gent".