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Versions

Folger Encodings:
Encoding path:
TaleTub
Call number:
Microfilm reel:
STC / 756:03

Bibliography

STC/Wing:
STC 14754
ESTC:
Greg:
617a
DEEP:

Playbook

Title Page

General Title Page

Title:

The vvorkes of Beniamin Ionson. Containing these playes, viz. 1 Bartholomew Fayre. 2 The staple of newes. 3 The Divell is an asse

Author(s):

BENJAMIN JONSON

Imprint:

LONDON, Printed for RICHARD MEIGHEN, 1640.

Internal Title Page

Title:

[I1r] A TALE OF A TUB. A COMEDY

Author(s):

BEN: IOHNSON

Imprint:

LONDON, Printed M. DC. XL.

Title page company(s):
Title page theater(s):
Title page date:

1640

Stationer Information

Location:
Printer(s):
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No
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No
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No
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No
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No
Publisher(s):
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No
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No
Bookseller(s):
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No

Physical Description

Format:

Published as part of The Works of Benjamin Jonson, the second volume, containing: Bartholomew Fair; The Staple of News; The Devil Is an Ass; Christmas His Masque (Christmas His Show); Lovers Made Men (The Masque at Lord Hay's); The Vision of Delight; Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue; For the Honor of Wales; News from the New World Discovered in the Moon; The Gypsies Metamorphosed; The Masque of Augurs; Time Vindicated to Himself and to His Honors; Neptune's Triumph for the Return of Albion; Pan's Anniversary, or The Shepherds' Holiday; The Masque of Owls; The Fortunate Isles and Their Union; Love's Triumph Through Callipolis; Chloridia: Rites to Chloris and Her Nymphs; The King's Entertainment at Welbeck (Love's Welcome at Welbeck); Love's Welcome at Bolsover; Mortimer His Fall; The Magnetic Lady, or Humors Reconciled; A Tale of a Tub; The Sad Shepherd, or A Tale of Robin Hood.

Paratextual materials:
TO THE READER: "To the Reader" signed "Ben. Iohnson" [Z1v]
CHARACTER LIST: "The Persons that act" [I2r]

Performance

First performance:

1633

First performed by:

Notes

Imaging note: There are three sets of EEBO images. Transcribed copy is from the British Library (STC / 756:03). Other image sets include Folger holdings, copy 3 (STC / 671:09) and Harvard (STC 2008:08).
Dating note: The edition was planned for 1640 but a law case delayed the publication until 1641. See Helen Ostovich, ‘The Magnetic Lady: Textual Essay’, The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online and Peter Happé, 'A Tale of a Tub: Textual Essay', The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online.