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Liber C
October 8,
1600

Liber C, folio 65 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. 65v

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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. 65v

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.

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. 65v

A Midsummer Night's Dream was entered into Liber C of the Stationer's Company on October 8, 1600. The play was entered under the title "A mydsommer nightes Dreame." Thomas Fisher, the London publisher who entered the title, had the first quarto edition printed by Richard Braddock before the end of the year. The second quarto edition was printed in 1619 by William Jaggard, though falsely dated as having been printed in 1600. No further quarto editions were printed before 1642, and the play was included in both 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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                                                                              1600   42 Regin

                                                                7. Octobris
Ric Olyffe         Entred for his copie vnder
                          the handes of the wardens
                          A booke called The Wisdom
                          of Doctor Dodepole Plaied
                          by the Children of Paules       .       .       .       .      vjd

                                                                8. octobris
Tho. ffyssher      Entred for his copie vnder the
                            handes of mr Rodes / and the
                            Wardens. A booke called
                            A mydsommer nightes Dreame       .       vjd

                                                                10 Octobris

Mr Ponsonby      Entred for his Copye vnder the
                           handes of Mr Barley and Mr
                           whyte warden An historicall
                           Colleccon of the Continuall factions
                           tumultes and Massacres of the
                           Romans & Italians Duringe the space
                           of One hundred and Twentye
                           yeres next before the peaceable
                           Empire of Augustus Cesar  .       .       .       .       .       .       .       vjd

                                                                13 Octobris
Mathue Selman.  Entred for his copie vnder the 
Wm ffyerbrand    handes of mr Vycars and the
                            Wardens, A true Discours
                            of the conference holden at
                            Ffountaynebelleau the iiijth
                            of Maie 1600       .       .       .       .       .       .       vjd

                                                                16. Octobris

wm white            Entred for his Copye vnder the handes
                            of Mr Pasfeild and the wardens A
                            booke Called the lettinge of Humours
                            blood in the head vayne with a newe
                            morisco Daunced by Seven
                            Satyres vppon the bottome of
                            Diogenes tubbe       .       .       .       .       .       .       .       .       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), 3:174.

DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Ed. Alan B. Farmer and Zachary Lesser. Created 2007. Accessed 15 January 2016. http://deep.sas.upenn.edu.

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, "1012. A Midsummer Night's Dream," in British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 3, 1590-1597 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 299-303.

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