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Liber C
January 28,
1609

Liber C, folio 178 verso

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Liber C, folio 178 verso
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Creator: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Title: Liber C
Date: 1595-1620
Repository: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
Call number and opening: Liber C, fol. 178v

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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Item Title
Liber C
Item Date
1595-1620
Repository
Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
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Liber C, fol. 178v

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The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers has graciously contributed the above image from their collections to Shakespeare Documented under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. For any further use, visitors should contact the Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers at clerk@stationers.org.

Document-specific information
Creator: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Title: Liber C
Date: 1595-1620
Repository: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
Call number and opening: Liber C, fol. 178v

Troilus and Cressida was entered for the second time in Liber C of the Stationers' Company on January 28, 1609. The play had first been entered into Liber C on February 7, 1603, by James Roberts, a publisher. A note in the Liber allowed James to print and publish Troilus and Cressida only if he received "sufficient aucthority." Roberts may never have received sufficient authority, as no quarto editions were ever produced by him. In its second entry into Liber C, shown here, the publishers Henry Walley and Richard Bonian entered the title as "the history of Troylus and Cressida". The printer George Eld produced the first quarto and second quarto editions for Bonian and Walley, both in 1609. The play was also included in the First and Second Folios.

Liber C and the other registers with Shakespeare’s works are still kept by the Stationers’ Company in their archives.
 

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                                                           1608  6to Regis
                                                           18no Januarij
Tho. Thorpe /.     Entred for his Copy vnder the handes of mr
                            John Barcham & the wardens a booke
                            called The discouery of a newe world
                            or a descripcon of the South Indyes
                            hitherto vnknown by an English
                            Mercurye /.        .          .         .         .         vjd /.

                                                           20mo Januarij
mr Adames /.       Entred for his Copy vnder the handes of mr
                             Barcham & mr warden Hooper a booke
                             called Andreas Ornithoparcus his Micrologus
                             of the arte of singinge by John Dowland
                             luthenist & bachelour in musique in both the
                             Universityes        .        vjd /.  R

                                                           26to Januarij
John Budge /.       Entred for his Copye vnder the handes of mr
                             Ri. Etkins & mr warden Lownes a booke
                             called An allarum for England by Ro. Graye    .         .        vjd /.

Henry Walleys      Entred for their Copye vnder the handes of mr
Ri. Bonian             Segar deputy to Sir George Bucke & of
Vide ad 20 Julij     the wardens a booke called, The case is  
1609.                     altered          .          .     .         .          .        vjd /.

                                                           27mo Januarij
Jeffrey Charlton     Entred for his Copy vnder the handes of mr
                               Segar & and the wardens An Enterlude
                               called Bonos Nochios         .        .        .        vjd /.

Jeffrey Charlton      Entred also for his Copy vnder the handes of
                                mr Segar & the wardens An Enterlude
                                called, Crafte vppon Subtiltyes backe    vjd /. 

                                                           28no Januarij /
Ri. Bonion              Entred for their Copy vnder th[e h]andes of Mr
Henry Walleys        Segar deputy to Sir George Bucke &
                                mr warden Lownes a booke called the
                                history of Troylus & Cressida .         .         .          vjd /

                                                           30mo Januarij
Mr Man sen             Entred for their Copy vnder the handes of the
mr Lawe /.               wardens, A sermon called A Caveat for the
                                Covetous preached att Paules Crosse by mr
                                Wheatley .         .          .        .       vjd /.

Sources
Edward Arber, ed., A Transcript of the Registers of the Company of Stationers of London: 1554–1640 A.D. 5 vols. (London: privately printed, 1875–94), 3:400.

DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks. "Troilus and Cressida," Ed. Alan B. Farmer and Zachary Lesser. Created 2007. Accessed 15 January 2016. http://deep.sas.upenn.edu.

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, "1325. Troilus and Cressida," in British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 4, 1598-1602 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 372-77.

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