The so-called Pickering edition of 1826 was the first comprehensively edited works of Marlowe, probably overseen by the scholar George Robinson. The great Shakespeare editor Alexander Dyce also produced a three-volume set, a tradition that culminated in the great one-volume old-spelling edition by C. F. Tucker Brooke of 1910, which helped set the Marlowe canon that we know today. Coinciding with Brooke’s version was a full concordance, along with the John S. Farmer facsimiles of Dido and the A-text of Faustus.

WorksIndividual TextsReference WorksFacsimilesStudies1904 McKerrow NasheCuriosities


Pickering Works, v. 1, 1826

Pickering Works, v. 2, 1826

Pickering Works, v. 3, 1826

Dyce, Works, v. 1, 1850

Dyce, Works, v. 2, 1850

Dyce, Works, v. 3, 1850

Dyce, Works (single volume), 1859

Bullen, Works, v. 1, 1885

Bullen, Works, v. 2, 1885

Bullen, Works, v. 3, 1885

Ellis / Symonds, Works, 1887

Cunningham, Works, 1889

Pinkerton, Selected Works, 1889

C. F. Tucker Brooke, Works, 1910

Phelps, Selected Works, 1912


Shone, The Jew of Malta, 1810

Dodsley, The Jew of Malta, 1810

Dilke, Doctor Faustus, 1814

Chappell Doctor Faustus, 1818

Chappell The Jew of Malta, 1818

Singer, Hero and Leander (Select English Poets, v. 8), 1821

Hurst, Robinson Dido, Queen of Carthage, 1825

Wagner, Edward II, 1871

Fleay, Edward II, 1877

Bell, Poems, 1878

Anster, Doctor Faustus, 1883

Breymann and Wagner, Tamburlaine (Werke, v. 1), 1885

Tancock, Edward II, 1887

Breymann and Wagner, Doctor Faustus (Werke, v. 2), 1889

Breymann and Wagner, The Jew of Malta (Werke, v. 3), 1889

Thayer, The Jew of Malta, 1890

McLaughlin, Edward II (and selections from Tamburlaine and Poems), 1894

Ricketts and Shannon, Hero and Leander, 1894

Verity, Edward II, 1896

Boas, Baines Note, in Kyd, Works, 1901

Ward, Doctor Faustus, 1901

Gollancz, Doctor Faustus, 1905

Cox, Doctor Faustus, 1907

Briggs, Edward II, 1914

Woolley and Benét, Tamburlaine (acting version), 1919

Brooke, Dido, Case ed., 1930

Ellis-Fermor, Tamburlaine, Case ed., 1930

Charlton and Waller, Edward II, Case ed., 1930

Bennett, The Jew of Malta and Massacre, Case ed., 1931 (preview)



Fleay, “Annals,” Shakespeariana, 1885

Kellner, Zur Sprache Christopher Marlowe’s, 1887 (grammar and rhetoric, in German)

Crawford, Marlowe Concordance, v. 1, 1911

Crawford, Marlowe Concordance, vv. 2&3, 1913

Chambers, Elizabethan Stage, v. 4 (1923)



Q[1596] The Massacre at Paris

Q1598 Hero and Leander

Q1600 Lucans First Booke

Q1622 Edward II

Q1633 The Jew of Malta

Farmer, Faustus (A-text), 1914

Farmer, Dido, Queene of Carthage, 1914

Epigrammes and Elegies (i.e., Certaine of Ovids Elegies), Huntington Copy, c. 1944

All Ovids Elegies octavo, c. 1602



Verity, Influence, 1886

Dowden, Transcripts and Studies, 1888

Elze, Notes on Elizabethan Dramatists, 1889

Lewis, Outlines, 1891

J.M.H., “Christopher Marlowe,” The Eagle, 1892

Logeman, Faustus-Notes, 1898

Ward, History of Dramatic Literature, v.1, 1899

Ingram, Marlowe and His Associates, 1904

Swinburne, Age of Shakespeare, 1908

Madden, Shakespeare and His Fellows, 1916

Swinburne, Contemporaries, 1919

Eliot, “Blank Verse,” in The Sacred Wood, 1920

C.F. Tucker Brooke, “Marlowe Canon,” PMLA 1922

Hotson, Death of Marlowe, 1925

Norman, Muses Darling, 1946 (1960 rpt.)


Volume 1: Anatomie of Absurditie, Pierce Pennilesse, Strange Newes

Volume 2: Vnfortunate Traueller, Christs Teares ouer Ierusalem, Dido, Queene of Carthage

Volume 3: Lenten Stuffe, Saffron-Walden, Summers Last Will, Choise of Valentines

Volume 4: Notes

Volume 5: Introduction and Index (no preview)


R. H. Horne, Marlowe: A Tragedy in One Act, 1870

Hosken, Marlowe and Belphegor, 1896

Josephine Preston Peabody, Marlowe: A Drama in Five Acts, 1901