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Liber D
November 8,
1623

Liber D, page 69

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Creator: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Title: Liber D
Date: 1620-1645
Repository: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
Call number and opening: Liber D, p. 69

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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Item Title
Liber D
Item Date
1620-1645, entry for November 8, 1623
Repository
Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
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Liber D, p. 69

Institution Rights and Document Citation

Terms of use
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.

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Creator: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Title: Liber D
Date: 1620-1645
Repository: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
Call number and opening: Liber D, p. 69

The First Folio, which represents the first printed collection of 16 of Shakespeare’s plays, was entered into Liber D of the Stationers' Company on November 8, 1623. Edward Blount and Isaac Jaggard, the London publishers who produced the First Folio, entered it as "Mr William Shakespeers Comedyes Histories, and Tragedyes." This is one of the five times Shakespeare's name appears in the Stationers' Register. The entry includes the following 16 plays (eight comedies, two histories, and six tragedies), noted as “not formerly entred to other men”: The Tempest; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Measure for Measure; The Comedy of Errors; As You Like It; All’s Well that Ends Well; Twelfth Night; The Winter’s Tale; Henry VI Part 3; Henry VIII; Coriolanus; Timon of Athens; Julius Caesar; Macbeth; Antony and Cleopatra; and Cymbeline. Many of these plays were issued in quarto after the publication of the First Folio. The Second Folio, containing these plays plus 20 more, was issued in 1632.

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

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                                                       8o Novembris 1623 Regni Regis Jacobi 2jo                                    69

Roger Jackson      Entred for his Copie vnder the hands of
                              Mr Bill warden, A Booke called
                              A Daylie exercise of Pietie Diuided into 4
                              parts, vizt. Confession of Sinnes Thanks=
                              giuing Prayers. Obseruation written in
                              Latine by John Gerard and translated into
                              English prouided he bring further authority
                              before it be printed . . . . vjd

12o Februarij 1624 Memorandum Doctor Ffeatlyes hand is to this booke
                               of Mr Jacksons

Mr Blounte           Entred for their Copie vnder the hands
Isaak Jaggard       of Mr Dor Worrall and Mr Cole
                             warden Mr William Shakspeers Comedyes
                             Histories & Tragedyes soe manie of the
                             said Copies as are not formerly entred to other men vizt . . . . vijd

                   G*S          The Tempest
                                    The two gentlemen of Verona
                                    Measure for Measure
                                    The Comedy of Errors
                Comedyes   As you like it
                                    All’s well that ends well
                                    Twelfe night
                                    The winters tale

                                    The thirde part of Henry the sixt
                   Histories   Henry the eight
                                     Coriolanus
                                    Timon of Athens
                  Tragedies   Julius Caesar
                                     Mackbeth
                                     Anthonie & Cleopatra
                                     Cymbeline

                                                       11o Nouembris

Nath: Newburie   Entred for his Copie vnder the handes of
                             Mr Dor ffeatlie and Mr Cole warden, A
                             Booke called, A sweet poesie for gods saints
                             to smell on, conteyninge manie sweets and
                             choise flowers . . vjd

Nath: Butter       Entred for his Copie vnder the handes of
                           Mr Cottington and Mr Cole warden, A
                           Booke Called, The Wonderfull resignation
                           of Mustapha and the advancinge of Amurath
                           a yonger Brother of the latelie deposed Osman . . . . vjd

                                                       14o Nouembris
Mr Jackson        Entred for his Copie vnder the handes of
                          Mr Dor Peirce, and Mr Bill warden
                          A Booke called, An exposition vpon the ten
                          Comandements by Mr Peter Barker minister
                          at Storepaine in Dorcetshire . . . 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), 4:107.

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

 

Last updated July 10, 2017