DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1643 Davenant, William The Unfortunate Lovers

Reference Information

DEEP #: 999
Greg #: 624a(i)
STC/Wing #: D348
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 28
Date of First Publication: 1643
Date of First Production: 1638 [licensed for stage, Apr 16]
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: King's Men
Total Editions: 1 quarto
Variants: There are two issues of this edition: Greg 624a(i) is dated 1643, and lists "R. H." as printer and Coles as bookseller; Greg 624a(ii) is dated 1649, and lists a slightly different author attribution, no printer, and Moseley as publisher. See also Greg 624a(ii)

Title-Page Features

Author: The Author William Davenaut, Servant to Her Majestie.
Performance: As it was lately Acted with great applause at the private House in Black-Fryers; By His Majesties Servants.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed by R. H. and are to be sold by Francis Coles at his Shop in the Old-Bayley, Anno Dom. 1643.

Paratextual Material

Dedication: Epistle to: Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke; from: "W. H." [A2r]
Character List: "The Persons in the Tragedie" [A4v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Hearne, Richard
Bookseller: Coles, Francis
Imprint Location: D.7 (Newgate Without - Old Bailey)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Mar 7, 1646: Entered to Humphrey Moseley (by consent of Richard Hearne): "a Tragedy called the Vnfortunate Louers &c. by Wm. Davenant".