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Liber C
May 20,
1608

Liber C, folio 167 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. 167v

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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Item Title
Liber C
Item Date
1595-1620
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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
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Liber C, fol. 167v

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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. 167v

Pericles was entered into Liber C of the Stationers' Company on May 20, 1608 as "The booke of Pericles prynce of Tyre." On the same date, Antony and Cleopatra was also entered into the Register, as "Anthony. and Cleopatra." Both titles were entered by London publisher Edward Blount, who never produced quarto editions of either play. Pericles appears in five quarto editions produced by a variety of publishers (two in 1609, 1611, 1630, 1635), in addition to appearing in a quarto collection with Henry VI Part 2 and Henry VI Part 3 (1619). Antony and Cleopatra, which was never published in quarto by anyone, does appear in the First and Second Folios published by Blount and his partner William Jaggard. 

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  .6 Regis

                                                       .11.  Maij
Jo. Wright.         Entred for his copie vnder the handes
                           of the wardens : and with
​                           Consent of Henry Gosson whose
​                           copye yt was. A book called 
                           A Plateforme made for the proof
​                           of gods providences by Ar Dent       .        .        .        vjd

                                                       .13. Maij
Sa. Macham     Entred for his copie vnder the
                         handes of my Lo. Bysshop
                         of London & The wardens  
                         A booke called. Pharisaisme
                         and Christianitie./ By Joseph
                         Hall .        .         .        .         .          .         .       vjd

                                                       19 maij
Nath. Buter      Entred for his copie vnder handes of
                         Mr Gab. Powell & The wardens
                         A booke called. Newes from
                         Lough ffoyle in Ireland of the
                         Late trecherous atempt of that rebell
                         Sir Carey A Dougherty  &c   .        .         .        .         .          .         .       vjd

                                                       20 maij
Edw Blount.      Entred for his copie vnder
                          the handes of Sir Geo. Buck
                          knight & Mr Warden Seton a
                          booke called. The booke of
                          Pericles prynce of Tyre.         .         .          .          .          .        .        vjd

Edw. Blount.     Entred also for his copie by
                          the lyke Aucthoritie. A booke
                          Called. Anthony. & Cleopatra.         .          .          .        .        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), 3:378.

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

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

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, "1517. Antony and Cleopatra," in British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 5, 1603-1608 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), 325-32.

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, "1555. Pericles, Prince of Tyre," in British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 5, 1603-1608 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), 412-17.

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