DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1639 Fletcher, John Monsieur Thomas (Father's Own Son)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 922
Greg #: 558a(i)
STC/Wing #: 11071
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 48
Date of First Publication: 1639
Date of First Production: 1615 [1610-c.1616]
Company of First Production: Lady Elizabeth's Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: There is another issue of this edition with an undated cancel title page, Greg 558a(ii), from the early 1660s; this issue is not included in DEEP

Title-Page Features

Author: The Author, IOHN FLETCHER, Gent.
Performance: Acted at the Private House in Blacke Fryers.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by Thomas Harper, for Iohn Waterson, and are to be sold at his shop in Pauls Church-yard, at the signe of the Crowne. 1639.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Charles Cotton (d.1658); from: Richard Brome [A1r]
Commendatory Verses: 1: by "Rich: Brome" [A2r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Harper, Thomas
Publisher: Waterson, John
Imprint Location: A.5 (Paul's Churchyard - Cheap Gate Area)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jan 22, 1639: Entered to John Waterson: "a Comedy called Monsieur Thomas. by mr Iohn ffletcher".
Oct 31, 1646: Transferred from John Waterson to Humphrey Moseley: "these Playes following (vizt) ... Monsieur Thomas. ... by Mr fflesher".