DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1640 Brome, Richard The Sparagus Garden (Tom Hoydon o' Tanton Deane)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 970
Greg #: 587a(*)
STC/Wing #: 3820
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 44
Date of First Publication: 1640
Date of First Production: 1635
Company of First Production: King's Revels Company
Company Attribution: King's Revels Company
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: Leaf A4 exists in two states: Greg 587a(*) contains "The Prologue to the Play" and "The Epilogue" [A4r]; Greg 587a(i†) contains only "The Prologue to the Play." See also Greg 587a(†)

Title-Page Features

Author: The Author Richard Brome.
Performance: Acted in the yeare 1635. by the then Company of Revels, at Salisbury Court.
Latin Motto: Hic totus volo rideat Libellus. Mart.
Imprint: LONDON: Printed by J. Okes, for Francis Constable, and are to be sold at his shops in Kings-street at the signe of the Goat, and in Westminster-hall. 1640.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: "The Epistle Dedicatory" to: William Cavendish (1st Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne); from: Richard Brome [A2r]
Commendatory Verses: 2: by "C. G."; "R. W." [A3r]
Character List: "The Persons in the Comedy" [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Okes, John
Publisher: Constable, Francis
Imprint Location: X.17 (Westminster - Westminster Hall); X.16 (Westminster - King St.)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Mar 19, 1640: Entered to Francis Constable: "three Playes called. Sparagus garden. ...".
Feb 17, 1648: Transferred from the administrator and administratrixes of Alice Constable decd., the widow of Francis Constable, to Richard Thrale: "Saluo iure cuiusque. ... Sparagus garden a play."