DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1640 Nabbes, Thomas The Bride

Reference Information

DEEP #: 951
Greg #: 576a
STC/Wing #: 18338
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Boys Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 36
Date of First Publication: 1640
Date of First Production: 1638 [Summer]
Company of First Production: Beeston's Boys
Company Attribution: Beeston's Boys
Total Editions: 1 quarto (bibliographically independent and in collection)

Title-Page Features

Author: The Author, THOMAS NABBES.
Performance: Acted in the yeere 1638. at the private house in Drury-lane by their Majesties Servants.
Latin Motto: Ovid. epist Herm. ad Orest. [in single column] —— Nec turpe marito est | Aspera pro charo bella tulisse thoro.
Imprint: LONDON. Printed by R. H. for Laurence Blaikelocke and are to be sold at his shop at the signe of the Sugar-loafe next Temple barre in Fleet-street. 1640.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: "the Generalty of his Noble friends, Gentlemen of the severall Honorable Houses the Inns of Court"; from: Thomas Nabbes [A3r]
Character List: "The Speaking Persons" and "Mutes" [A4r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Hodgkinson, Richard
Publisher: Blaiklock, Lawrence
Imprint Location: W.14 (Fleet St. - Temple Bar)
License: "Imprimatur. Math. Clay. April. 6. 1639." [I4r]
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jul 8, 1639: Entered to Lawrence Blaiklock: "a play called The Bride by Tho: Nabbs".