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Liber C
February 25,
1598

Liber C, folio 31 recto

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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. 31r

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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Item Title
Liber C
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1595-1620
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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
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Liber C, fol. 31r

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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.

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. 31r

Henry IV Part 1 was entered into Liber C of the Stationers' Company on February 25, 1598, under the title "The historye of Henry the iiijth with his battaile of Shrewsburye against Henry Hottspurre of the Northe with the conceipted mirthe of Sir John Ffalstoff." Andrew Wise, the London publisher who entered the title, presumably sold the first quarto edition that was printed by Peter Short later that same year. As only four leaves of this quarto, commonly referred to as "quarto 0," survive, we cannot be sure. Short also printed the second quarto edition, sold by Wise and again printed in 1598. The play appeared in nine quarto editions before 1642, as well as 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.
 

Semi-diplomatic transcription

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                                                1597 Annoque RR Eliz: 40./.             31

                                                      xxvto die ffebruarij
Andrew Wyse./.    Entred for his Copie vnder the handes of
                              Mr Dix : and Mr warden man a
                              booke intituled The historye of Henry
                              the IIIJth with his battaile of Shrewsburye
                              against Henry Hottspurre of the Northe
                              with the conceipted mirthe of Sir John
                              ffalstoff             vjd./.

                                                     2 marcij
Paule Lynlay.       Assigned ouer vnto hym from 
                             Edward Blount, by the consent
                             of the Wardens, A booke in
                             Englishe called. Hero and
                             Leander          vjd

                                                     4to die Marcij./.

John wolfe          Entred for his Copie vnder the handes of 
                            mr Hartwell and mr Man a booke
                            intituled A diett for the Christian
                            soule constantlye to be observed every daye
                            that yt maye alwayes reioyce in the Lorde       .        .      .        .        vjd

                                                     .6. Marcij.
William Blackman  Entred for his copie vnder the handes
                               of my lord. the Busshop of London
                               and mr Man., A booke Intituled
                               The Counsellour wherein the duty
                               of Magistrates, the happie life
                               of Subiectes and the felicitie of
                               Common Weales are Discoursed        .         .        .        .        .        vjd

                                                     7 marcij
Robert Dexter /     Entred for his Copie vnder the handes of mr
                              Dix and mr Man diverse sermons and
                              tractes vppon seuerall textes wrytten
                              by mr Greeneham 1 of Anger 2 of fastinge
                              3 of woundinge the harte / 4 howe to profit
                              vnder the Crosse, 5 of Resurrection of
                              the Dead / 6 of the educacon of Children
                              7 of true blessednes, 8 of examinacon before
                              the Euchariste, 9 of perserverance 10, of the
                              meditacon of deathe / 11 of Justice and Just men
                              12 of the last Jugement. 13 of lyinge 14 of
                              foolishnes, 15 of humilatie and honour, 6 of kepinge
                              the harte 17 of murmurynge / 18 of zeale  .        .        . 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), 3:105.

DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks, "1 Henry the Fourth,"  Ed. Alan B. Farmer and Zachary Lesser. Created 2007. Accessed 15 January 2016. http://deep.sas.upenn.edu.

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, "1059. 1 Henry IV," in British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 3, 1590-1597 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 360-8.

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