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Liber C
August 11,
1602

Liber C, folio 85 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. 85v

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Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Item Title
Liber C
Item Date
1595-1620, entry for August 11, 1602
Repository
Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London, UK
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Liber C, fol. 85v

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. 85v

Thomas, Lord Cromwell was entered into Liber C of the Stationers' Company on August 11, 1602. It was entered under the title '"he lyfe and Deathe of the Lord CROMWELL' / as yt was lately Acted by the Lord Chamberleyn his servantes." William Cotton, the publisher who entered the play, never seems to have published a known edition. The first quarto edition was printed by Richard Read for William Jones later in 1602, with a title page attributing authorship to "W.S." The second quarto edition was printed by Thomas Snodham in 1613, with a revised title page naming the King's Men as the acting company. Thomas, Lord Cromwell is part of the Shakespeare Apocrypha ande and it was printed in the Third and Fourth Folios. 

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

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                                                                     1602 44to                                                                                 
                                                                    6 Augustij
James Shawe        Entred for his Copie vnder th[e h]andes of
                              mr Hartwell & waterson warden
                              A booke called Calendarium
                              Historicum or the first parte of
                              Relacons of all the most notable
                              occurrenses happened in Europe
                              since the moneth of August 1601
                              till this presente August 1602
                              translated out of the Jerman
                              tongue by  J.R. /       .      .      .      .      .       .      .      .      .      .      vjd

                                                                    7 Augusti 
Tho: Pavier          Entred for his Copie vnder the handes of
                             mr Doctor MONTFORD & mr waterson
                             Warden A booke called the christians
                             mourninge garment     .      .      .      .      .       .      .      .      .      .      vjd

                                                                    11o Augusti
Wm Cotton        Entred for his Copie vnder the handes
                          of mr Jackson & mr waterson
                          warden A booke called the lyfe
                          & Deathe of the Lord Cromwell
                          as yt was lately Acted by the Lord
                          Chamberleyn his servantes      .      .      .      .      .      .      .      .      .      .      vjd

                                                                    12. Augusti
Tho: Crede         Entred for his copie vnder the handes
                           of my Lo: grace of Canterbury,
                           and the wardens. A booke called 
                           The Stratagems of Jerusalem, with
                           their military Lawes and martiall
                           Discipline, bothe of the Jewes and of
                           the gentiles      .      .      .      .      .      .      .      vjd

                                                                    20o Augusti
Tho Pavyer      Entred for his Copie vnder the hande of
                         mr Pasfeild and the wardens A booke
                         called A true Journall of the late
                         voyage made by the Right worshipfull Sir
                         Thomas Sherley the yonger knight
                         on the Coaste of Spaine &c      .      .      .      .      .      .      .      .      vjd

                                                                    20 / Augusti
Tho Pavyer       Entred for his Copie vnder the handes
                          of Mr Pasfeild & Mr man & Mr 
                          waterson wardens A booke called 
                          The Doctrine of the Byble      .      .      .      .      .      .      .      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), 3:214.

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

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, "1290. Thomas, Lord Cromwell," in British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Vol. 4, 1598-1602 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 302-7.

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