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Liber D
October 6,
1621

Liber D, page 21

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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. 21

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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Item Title
Liber D
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1620-1645, entry for October 6, 1621
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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
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Liber D, p. 21

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 D
Date: 1620-1645
Repository: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
Call number and opening: Liber D, p. 21

Othello was first entered into Liber D of the Stationers' Company on October 6, 1621. Thomas Walkley, the publisher who entered the title, entered it as "The Tragedie of Othello, the moore of Venice." Walkley issued the first quarto edition in 1622, after which it was included in the First Folio of 1623. The play appeared in a second quarto edition before 1641, as well as in the Second Folio. 

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

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                                           10th September. 1621 Regni Regis Jacobi 18 &c                      21

Mr Waterson  Mr         Entred for their Copie vnder the
& others ; patinors in   hands of Mr Doctor Goad and Mr knight 
the Latine stocke. /      warden, A booke called Pietas Casauboni.      .       .vjd

                                                                 18Septembris 1621

John. Norton.              Entred for his Copie vnder the handes of
                                    Sir Geo. Bucke and bothe the wardens 
                                    A booke called the pilgrim of Casteell or
                                    the Fortunes of Liamphilus and Nisa but
                                    not to be printed by order from the wardens 
                                    vntill he bringeth more sufficient authority.      .       .  vjd

Rob. Swaine.              Assigned ouer vnto him by Barnard
                                   Alsope and Consent of a Court holden
                                   this Day A booke called A table booke
                                   for Princes provided that Barnard
                                   Alsop shall haue the printing thereof 
                                   from time to time Doeing of it worke=
                                  man like, and as reasonably as any other.      .      .      .vjd.

                                                                         20. Sept. 1621

Mr Sam: Man             Entered for his Copie vnder the handes of
                                   Mr Doctor GOADE and Mr warden Swinhowe 
                                   An exposicon vpon the 13. 14. 15. 16 chapters
                                   of saint Paule to the Romans by.
                                   Mr. Pare.      .      .      .vjd.

Henry Holland            Entred for his Copie vnder the hand of
                                    Mr knight warden The portrature of
                                    the king and queene of Bohemia &
                                    their Children grauen in wood 
                                    Henry. Charles. Robert. Maurice and
                                    Elizabeth .       .       .       .       .  vjd

                                                                        26. Septembris 1621

Wm Sheffard                Entred for his copie vnder the hands of Mr
                                     Doctor Goad, and both the wardens, A booke
                                     called, The Sinne vnto death, written by
                                     Tho. Bedford Mr of Arts in Queenes Colledge
                                     in Cambridge      .      .       .        . vjd

                                                                           4Octobris. 1621

Rich: Badger                Entred for his Copie vnder the hands of Both
                                     the wardens, All Billes belonging to Beadles of
                                     Companies for Summoning the freeman of their
                                     Companies, for their appearance on quarter daies       .        vjd

                                                                             6o Octobris 1621

Tho: Walkley               Entred for his copie vnder the handes
                                     of Sir George Buck, and Mr Swinhowe
                                     warden, The Tragedie of Othello, the moore of 
               G*S                moore of Venice      .      .       . 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), 4:59.

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

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, "1437. The Moor of Venice," in British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 5, 1603-1608 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), 129-135.

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